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.