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Red Bull sees opportunities after successful test week: 'This is a big step'

Red Bull sees opportunities after successful test week: 'This is a big step'

26-02-2022 07:27 Last update: 10:44
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For Red Bull Racing, the first test week of the 2022 season went better than expected. The team was able to put down a lot of miles with their new car, the RB18, and despite problems on Thursday with Sergio Perez, the entire team looks back on a successful week of testing.

"We had a good day today," explained Guillaume Rocquelin, Red Bull's Head of Race Engineering, in the press release of the Milton Keynes-based team.

"The drivers were happy and we started to put in some decent lap times. To sum up the week I would say it has been a very promising few days with this new car."

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The fastest times on Friday were finally driven by the Mercedes duo, also in 2022 the biggest competitor of Max Verstappen and Perez. Lewis Hamilton drove the fastest time of the entire week on Friday afternoon, George Russell had already set a very fast time in the morning. In third and fourth place were the two Red Bull drivers, but that gives Rocquelin no reason to worry.

"The most pleasing thing for me is that we have got a solid platform and direction to build from. We will consolidate some things that we have learnt here before Bahrain, but it is more considerate than a big step," Rocquelin concluded.