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Webber and Red Bull blow away F1 competition again
Using Adrian Newey's latest creation, Mark Webber started this week's pre-season test at Barcelona on Thursday with the fastest lap overall.  The Red Bull Racing driver set his best lap of 1m21.487s during the morning session.

Ian Morgan, Head of Race Engineering for Red Bull said, “Today was always planned as a race weekend simulation day, so we did some testing along with P3 and qualifying in the morning and a race simulation in the afternoon. Everything went very well up until halfway through the race simulation, when something in the data made us decide to stop the car on track. It was nothing major though and we got the car repaired and back out until the end of the session. It went well today, apart from that small reliability issue.”

Mark Webber said: “We had a pretty good day of testing. We did some simulations and performance items in the morning and a race simulation in the afternoon. We had a precautionary stop in the middle of the race simulation because of a gearbox oil alarm, but the guys got the car turned around pretty quickly and we finished the session, so it wasn’t too bad.”

Final Thursday F1 test times from Barcelona:

Pos Driver Team Time Behind


Webber Red Bull 1m21.487s +0.000
2 Hulkenberg Williams 1m22.407s +0.920
3 Rosberg Mercedes 1m22.514s +1.027
4 de la Rosa Sauber 1m23.144s +1.657
5 Button McLaren 1m23.452s +1.965
6 Liuzzi Force India 1m24.064s +2.577
7 Alonso Ferrari 1m24.170s +2.683
8 Petrov Renault 1m24.173s +2.686
9 Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m24.869s +3.382
10 Di Grassi Virgin 1m27.057s +5.570
11 Fauzy Lotus 1m28.002s +6.515

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