2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel took over from Mark Webber in the RB7 cockpit today, for day three of the current four-day test session in Jerez.
The team’s schedule was similar to the one it ran yesterday, as today was the first chance Sebastian had had to try some of the different Pirelli compounds on longer runs.
At the end of the day’s testing, Ian Morgan Head of Race Engineering commented: “It was another good day today and we managed to get through our full programme, despite a number of red flags towards the end of the session. Fortunately we were up on our schedule at that point, so we didn’t lose too much time. The car ran reliably all day.”
Sebastian Vettel added: “Testing has gone well today. It’s quite tricky with the rear wing; it acts in a similar manner to the f-duct last year, so naturally, as a driver, you want to use it as much as you can. When the tyres go off, it’s not as easy to use as when the tyres are fresh, but you get used to it. KERS is not so easy to use, but again it’s a case of getting used to it – its practice in the end.”
Sebastian will be back in the car tomorrow, for the final day of the test.
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: RB7 – 01
Laps: 99 laps
Best time: 1:21.574
Circuit length: 4.4km
Fastest lap: N. Heidfeld (1:20.361)