|Red Bull Racing’s Ferrari-powered RB2 turned a wheel for the first time yesterday when it completed day one of a two-day test at Silverstone Circuit, UK.|
David Coulthard was at the helm of the new car which completed a limited number of laps of the 5.141km track, as the team carried out a series of system checks on its new package ahead of its official launch in March 2006. The engine was delivered from Italy with everything built around it, and it was at the test when all the newly created parts came together in the form of the RB2.
Coulthard (left) found out that the car performed as expected on track and look forward to putting it through its paces and throughout next year.
Although the test was not the first for the Ferrari V8 engine, which has already completed a number of circuit kilometres, it was first for the Red Bull Racing / Ferrari combination.
David will be at the wheel again today (Friday) for the second day of the test. The Red Bull Racing and Ferrari technicians worked closely together throughout the day, demonstrating the positive relationship that has developed between the two marques over the last few months.
Technical details of the car are due to be released at the car’s official launch on 9 March 2006 in Bahrain.