WEBBER: ‘WE’VE LEARNED PLENTY, BUT NOW IT’S TIME TO GO RACING’

on March 4, 2013 On the track news with 13 comments

Saturday 2 March 2013

BARCELONA TEST 2 – DAY TWO

Driver: Mark Webber
Car: RB9
Laps: 59 laps
Best time: 1:22.658
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest lap: L. Hamilton (1:20.558)

Mark Webber’s final day of pre-season testing got off to a slow start this morning as the team was delayed in the garage with overnight changes to the car. Once on track, Mark concentrated on evaluating the changed items and ended the day with seventh-fastest time.

“I would obviously have liked to get a few laps in today, but that’s the way it goes sometimes in testing,” said Mark. ”We had a few small issues with the car today which delayed us a couple of times and while it wasn’t ideal I think we still learned plenty.

“In terms of the overall feeling at the end of my spell of testing, I think we’ve done well and we have made a step forward. As I’ve said before it’s very difficult to see a real pecking order. We’ve just always been focused on what we have to do and not really looked too hard at anyone else. The important thing now is just to get out to Melbourne and get on with the racing. We have some work to do, for sure, and we have a few things we need to iron out, but that’s the same for everybody.

“Looking at the first race, I think it’s going to be a tight grand prix. There are a lot of quick cars out there and hopefully we have one of them. However, Melbourne is a very particular race, with very specific demands, so we’ll treat it as one race, then go to Malaysia and see how things shake up there. The season moves fast and you have to prepare for every race.”

Race Engineering Co-ordinator Andy Damerum said: “It wasn’t the easiest day for us today. We had quite a bit of work to do overnight with some changes we wanted to make and that delayed us a little bit in getting out in the morning. We had quite a few things we wanted to evaluate today. However, we had much better weather today so when Mark was out we were able to get through quite a lot of work. The guys in the garage did a phenomenal job in getting everything right. Seb’s back in the car tomorrow for the final day of testing here in Barcelona.”

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13 Comments

  • CALVIN HAYES
    on March 5, 2013 Reply

    MATE I HOPE YOU ARE PLAYING ON THE SAME PITCH AS VETTEL WE KNOW YOU CAN BEAT HIM IF YOU HAVE THE SAME CAR

  • Frog
    on March 5, 2013 Reply

    Let this be the year for mark to stand on top of the podium in Australia!
    All the best

  • Stu
    on March 6, 2013 Reply

    Good luck Mark – looking forward to an Australian podium.

  • andy b
    on March 7, 2013 Reply

    Good luck Mark, I think this is your year for Albert Park, i’m gonna splurge out and put a fiver on you. Go Bull

  • lloyd
    on March 8, 2013 Reply

    Good luck Mark for the season, its your time – just stay away from Romain on lap 1! Time to become a legend. Go Mark!

  • christine wright
    on March 9, 2013 Reply

    All the best Mark. I,m sure this will be your year and you,ll become the much deserved world champion. I,ll be there to cheer for you in Singapore.
    Christine (Tasmania)

  • Rana
    on March 11, 2013 Reply

    I wish you all the best for the new season. I beleve you can do the best. Good luck.

  • Tristan
    on March 11, 2013 Reply

    eyes forward Mark.

  • Grant
    on March 12, 2013 Reply

    some impressive testing so I’m thinking there is a podium coming. have a great season mark; I love watching you race. here’s to many tired monday mornings in the workplace. they are always worth it though.

  • psycho budgie
    on March 13, 2013 Reply

    Mark Webber racing images won 1st and 2nd in a recent Formula1 challenge on dpreview.com – thought you would like to know. All the best for 2013! 😀

    • Mark Webber Site Manager
      on March 14, 2013 Reply

      Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. We have put this news on Mark’s Facebook page too.

  • Brad
    on March 13, 2013 Reply

    Go Mark! Can’t wait. Great article on Mark Webber: http://f1cut.com/can-the-australian-do-it/

  • John
    on March 17, 2013 Reply

    Good luck Mark and hope you win this big one!

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