Tyres already better than expected says Vettel

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F1 Test, test session, Yas Marina Circuitae

Red Bull Racing driver and the new 2010 Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, completed 66 laps today on the second and final day of the Pirelli Tyre Test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Another four sets of Pirelli tyres were available for the second day of running, made up of two sets of prime tyres (medium compound) and two of option tyres (soft compound). The team continued to evaluate the performance of the RB6 on the new tyres and find the best car set-up to suit them.

Sebastian Vettel said: “We have had two busy days on track, getting our first impressions of the new tyres, analysing how they perform and looking at some things for next year. There is still a lot to do, but I think the tyres are already better than expected. Since February we haven’t really had time to do any in-depth testing on track, so these two days have given us a chance to reflect on things we have tried during the season.”

Head of Race Engineering, Ian Morgan said: “It’s been interesting to work with different tyres here and it was good to have the opportunity to get information using a car we know well – the RB6 – before starting to work with the new car next year. Overall we have done everything we planned to and we’re looking forward to working with Pirelli in the future. It’s sad that this is the last day of running for the RB6 – it’s a car that we have enjoyed a great deal of success with this year – but we’re looking forward to 2011.”

Sebastian will return to his home town of Heppenheim in Germany tomorrow, just seven days after taking his historic World Championship title."