Trouble-free day for Webber in France

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First day of a three day test that sees Mark Webber running today, David Coulthard tomorrow and Sebastien Buemi on the final day. This is one of the most complex tests of the season as the Le Castellet circuit offers a variety of track types, so that today and tomorrow, we are concentrating on Monaco set-up, while for the final day, the activity switches to a different layout with a long straight to prepare for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Mark had a trouble free day, running with high Monaco downforce levels, evaluating some new aero components, as well as working on mechanical set up. The Australian also tried both types of tyre that Bridgestone will bring to Monaco - the "soft" and "super-soft" even though Ricard normally demands a harder tyre. The other difference between the real Monaco track and this fake one is that the Ricard surface, unlike the city streets of Monte Carlo, is very smooth. Tomorrow, David continues with the Monaco programme, which might be affected by rain showers, according to the forecast.

Driver: Mark Webber
Car: RB4 - 01
Time: 1:06.348, Laps: 93