Red Bull in Jerez Test

Drivers:      Sebastien Buemi                   Brendon HartleyCar:          RB4 - 02                          RB4 - 05Time:         1:17.704, Laps: 71                1:19.586, Laps: 83

Fastest Lap: Buemi (see above)

Circuit length: 4.423 km

The final test session of 2008 got underway today at Jerez de la Frontera, withRed Bull Racing running two cars; one for Sebastien Buemi and the other for theyoung  New  Zealander,  Brendon  Hartley.  Apart  from  a  Show  Run  and  somestraight line testing, this was the Kiwi's first ever proper F1 test and he acquittedhimself  very  well,  completing  more  laps  than  planned.  His  only  mistake  wasmissing the pit lane entry at the end of his very first lap. He set the third fastesttime today. "This has been an amazing experience," commented Brendon afterhis first full day of testing a Formula 1 car. "The first run was really difficult, just interms  of  the  mind  speeding  up,  as  everything's  going  so  much  faster  thannormal. There's a lot of things to think about with button's and radio calls, but Igot more and more confident with the car and it was going well by the end of theday. It's a dream come true really. I've been working for this all my life and it'sbeen unbelievable."

As for Buemi, he continued where he left off when he set the fastest times on allthree test days at the same track last week at the wheel of a Toro Rosso car. Hegot  through  his  full  programme  which  centred  on  data  measurement  in  themorning and 2009 brake evaluation in the afternoon. He had a slight off at Turn9, caught out by rain on the artificial grass, but the damage was soon repaired.

It's  a  double  Seb  day  today  as  Buemi  is  joined  by  Sebastian  Vettel,  whotakes over from Hartley.


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