03 | 03 | 0213 We’ve finished winter testing ...

Published: Wednesday, 06 March 2013

That’s it! We’ve finished winter testing and in less than two weeks we'll be lining up for the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

We managed to test quite a lot, but we also know that there is still a lot of room for improvement. 



Looking back, the rainy Friday wasn't so bad after all. It gave us a lot of time to get together and talk about where we are. One thing we all agreed on is that we need more time to get to know the new tyres.

The conditions at the track weren't really ideal for the tyres we’ll be using next season so we couldn't really get everything out of them.
These tyres like warm weather so that shouldn't be a problem in Australia. 



All in all I am fairly happy with how everything went in these last weeks. The team did a great job with the car and both Mark and I felt comfortable right away.
We haven’t come across any big problems and the smaller ones have been dealt with straight away. The RB9 has been so reliable that it’s been a pleasure to drive.
We learned a lot over the winter tests and we’ll be bringing that new knowledge with us to Australia. 



I finally took the chance to watch some of the other teams for a bit. Nico (Rosberg) had a great final day of testing in his Mercedes, which shows how dangerous he and Lewis will be in the future. But there are a lot of others to keep in mind as well. 



Talk to you soon!

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