Red Bull RB2 suffers overheating problems

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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. However the test was not without problems as the team still try to fix overheating in the new RB2 racer.

Car: RB2
Driver: David Coulthard
Laps: 31
Best time: 1.21.986

David 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."


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