Oracle Red Bull Racing continued pre-season work in Barcelona today with Sergio Perez behind the wheel, which showed the best time 1: 21.430. Perez’s final score for the day was 78 laps as it was interrupted by a gearbox problem that caused the first red flag of the week.
“Today we have achieved good results and I am satisfied with that. We’re trying very different things, and we have a lot of information to work on, so I think it’s important to delve deeper into meetings and give engineers as much feedback as possible. The gearbox problem took a little longer than we expected, but that’s okay, these things are expected to happen during testing. I will return to the car tomorrow and hope that the weather will remain dry, “ Perez said.
Head of Racing Engineering Guillaume Raquel said Perez’s reports reflect the reports of a teammate Max Ferstappenwhich yesterday passed the largest number of laps among all riders at 147. With mixed reviews of riders, Raquel is optimistic about the direction of the team as the setup continues to improve.
“This morning, Cheka picked up speed pretty quickly, and his feedback is pretty much the same as Max’s, which means we know where we’re going and everything is pretty decided. Every time the car returns to the garage, we make changes and fine-tune the direction, so in general, I’m happy. ”
Raquel said the problem with the gearbox was not a cause for concern for Red Bull, which is expected to have nothing to do with the team’s continued work.
“Today we had a small problem, which meant we lost about half a day of running, but the problem itself doesn’t particularly worry us, it’s just the pain we lost at the time. However, this should not affect things in the long run, because we have a solid platform and we are satisfied with the progress we are making. “