Cooling problem for RB2

Wed, 11 January 2006, 12:12

After its preliminary two day shakedown at Silverstone in December, the RB2 began a four day test at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Southern Spain. David Coulthard completed 31 laps with track time being lost through an electrical fault that left the car stranded out on the track

“It was something of a scrappy day,”commented Technical Director Mark Smith. “Our priority today had been to see if we had solved the cooling problem we encountered at Silverstone and the short answer is that we have not. However, it did not prevent us from running. We went for the short term fix of additional holes in the bodywork, and we were able to begin work on seeing how the new car reacts to set-up changes, while also embarking on a tyre test programme that takes into account the fact we will once again be able to change tyres during the races this season.”

Source Red-Bull

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