Webber to drive new Red Bull before Vettel
22 January 2013 – Mark Webber will complete the first two days of testing for Red Bull in 2013, meaning he gets the opportunity to drive the RB9 chassis before team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
Webber, entering his 12th Formula 1 campaign, is due to be in action at the Circuito de Jerez on 5 and 6 February, the venue for the opening pre-season test of the year.
Vettel is therefore expected to get behind the wheel of the RB9, which will be launched at the outfit's Milton Keynes factory on 3 February, for the final two days of the test.
Ahead of the 2012 season, Webber was also given the honour of debuting Red Bull's car, although the task involves an increased risk of being hit by technical gremlins.