Mark Webber hints Red Bull RB8 will be competitive in this season, the Australian today set second top fastest lap time for second day pre-season test at Jerez. And also he added Ferrari and McLaren will be challenge in 2012 F1 season.
“The car was pretty competitive in winter testing last year and it’s the same again this year,” Webber told Autosport. “We know that Ferrari and McLaren will be there and Mercedes don’t have a car yet but will bring it to Barcelona.
“We feel that we are prepared to do well, but we have to keep improving. Overall, there are no big surprises [with the car].
“We have an idea of what the car can do in terms of time. You are always anxious and nervous still. We are a long way from Melbourne and can’t get excited about things today. The team is massively experienced and we don’t get hooked up in winter testing [excitement].”
“We are chipping away but it’s incredibly early,” he said. “There was a lot of stuff to go through today, which we did, but you always want more. Getting hold of a new regulation as well, the concept of the car has changed quite a bit particularly with the blown diffuser. The leading teams last year had a very good understanding of it and now we’ve hit the reset button and go again.”
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