So far so good, says Webber
7 February 2012 – Despite an early delay while fog played havoc with deliveries of new parts, Red Bull's Mark Webber declared himself happy after Day 1 in Jerez. The Australian completed 54 laps of the Spanish venue, quickly getting to grips with his new machine.
"We had a small delay this morning with a part due to fog at the airport. It’s never part of the plan to give up running time, but you can’t control mother nature. However, we made a good recovery, got 54 laps done this afternoon and we’ll aim for a better day tomorrow."
After the setback during the early hours of the day, Webber set about testing the airflow through the slot in the RB8's stepped nose. The 35-year-old ended up fourth quickest for his team, just ahead of compatriot Daniel Ricciardo in the Toro Rosso.