Webber: “Red Bull F1 Team, ready for the new season”
Mark Webber thinks that Red Bull F1 team is ready to start the new Formula 1 season, but he avoids making predictions for the first Grand Prix of the year.
Red Bull Racing stood out in this winter’s tests as one of the big favorites in the fight for the Formula 1 World Title, as Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber constantly registered competitive times.
For this reason Webber said that Red Bull Racing is ready to start the new season, even though the team has three more days to spend on tweaks for the Red Bull RB7.
“You can always do with more time – but I feel we are ready to go now and get into it. We will see where we are. You always learn more when you go racing about your strengths and weaknesses as a team. That comes from pace, reliability, pitstops, organisation, Saturdays/Sundays, the whole thing. So the whole weekend needs to be tested shortly and we will go from there. We are only a few days away from that,” said the Australian at the end of the test day one in Barcelona.
Even though, the Red Bull F1 Team driver kept from making predictions for the Australian Grand Prix scheduled for March 27 and he believes that it would be fool to believe Red Bull dominates the first GP of the season.
“We are not going to sit here and say we are going to destroy the first race and kill everyone, because that would be naive. There are a lot of people with similar pace – don’t worry about that. It is pretty obvious that the team is incredibly motivated, and organisation-wise we are in great shape – so we are building on what we did last year. But I don’t think there is a huge amount of evidence to go on from the previous eight weeks to be honest, because today we see everyone with similar pace. Ferrari isn’t here, and McLaren is not hanging around either,” Webber also said, talking about Ferrari F1 Team, which will start testing in Barcelona starting Wednesday.