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Red Bull Racing pleased after first week of testing: 'Promising days'

Published on 25 February 2022 by Bryan van Berlo

Oracle Red Bull Racing finished a productive week at Formula One’s pre-season shakedown event in Barcelona this evening. Both Max Verstappen and Checo Perez were in the car on Friday, with the World Champion running during the morning session and the Mexican taking over the wheel for the afternoon respectively.

Max completed 59 laps in the RB18 before Checo clocked up 74 in some wet weather conditions at a cloudy Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. The drivers will return to the track in Bahrain next month for final testing, before the F1 season begins on March 17.

Head of Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin added: “We had a good day today, the drivers were happy and we started to put in some decent lap times. To sum up the week I would say it has been a very promising few days with this new car and the most pleasing thing for me is that we have got a solid platform and direction to build from. We will consolidate some things that we have learnt here before Bahrain, but it is more considerate than a big step.”