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 Mark Webber
On the last day of F1 testing in Barcelona, Mark Webber has finished top of the time sheets.
Jenson Button finished last, outpaced by his team mate Barrichello
Yesterday’s fastest timed man Vettel finished 10th today.
Hamilton was also just beaten by team mate Kovalainen
Testing will start in Bahrain tomorrow for Ferrari & Toyota
Final Times Of The Day :
Pos Driver Team Car Time Diff  Laps
1. M. Webber Red Bull Racing RB4 1:22.385   61
2. H. Kovalainen McLaren MP4-23 1:22.422 +0.037 66
3. L. Hamilton McLaren MP4-23 1:22.459 +0.074 75
4. R. Kubica BMW Sauber F1.08 1:22.492 +0.107 64
5. F. Alonso Renault R28 1:22.509 +0.124 62
6. N. Heidfeld BMW Sauber F1.08 1:22.874 +0.489 58
7. S. Bourdais Toro Rosso STR2 1:22.877 +0.492 64
8. D. Coulthard Red Bull Racing RB4 1:22.889 +0.504 67
9. N. Piquet Jr. Renault R28 1:23.039 +0.654 64
10. S. Vettel Toro Rosso STR2 1:23.232 +0.847 52
11. R. Barrichello Honda RA108 1:23.795 +1.410 65
12. A. Sutil Force India F8-VII 1:23.800 +1.415 86
13. J. Button Honda RA108 1:23.808 +1.423 67
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Mark Webber 

Mark Webber gopt behind the wheel of the new Red Bull RB4 today.

David Coulthard has already driven the new car last week in Jerez, and again yesterday on day 1 of this weeks test.

“I’m happy with the new car,” said Mark Webber at the end of the session. “Today has been encouraging and, so far, it seems to be a big step forward from last year in terms of reliability and speed, which is great. Now we need to work with what we’ve got and get it as fast as possible before Melbourne. We’ve got a big four weeks coming up.”

Webber continues driving tomorrow for the last day of this test.

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The New RB4

Red Bull Racing unveiled its new 2008 RB4 car at Jerez this morning
The new car is Adrian Newey’s second design since joining the team mid-way through the 2006 season.
The 2007 car proved fast but also fragile with the hydraulic systems in particular causing a number of retirements.
This is something the team hope to have overcome with its latest challenger.
“Reliability is very important but we need a fast car too,” Coulthard said recently at the Autosport International show in Birmingham.
“McLaren and Ferrari are likely to be closest to maximising what can be gotten out of the car from the current regulations
and we have to get as close to that as possible. We have a great team of people on our side though.
David Coulthard then took to the test track to test the new RB4
For Webber, testing the older RB3 chassis today, reliability is also the buzzword. 
“It’s is all about continuity for us, we are keeping the same drivers, engineering staff and engine and this will definitely help us come Sunday afternoon.
It’s a totally new car but that is the same for everyone. We need to build on our improvements at the end of last season.
“This year gearboxes have to last for four races, which brings another element of reliability to contention.
It’s hard to see drivers penalised for an issue like that, and hopefully it won’t happen to us but if it does, let’s hope it’s at a circuit where we can overtake…”

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