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Scrappy day at Silverstone for Red Bull 09 Feb 2006

Christian Klien (AUT) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Hungaroring, Hungary, 30 July 2005

Red Bull completed their two-day Silverstone test on Wednesday with Christian Klien at the wheel of the RB2, although the cold, damp weather meant their programme did not go entirely to plan.

Red Bull’s race team joined the test squad to carry out some ‘live’ pit-stop practice runs, with the car being driven down the pit lane and actual refuelling taking place. However, practice had to be delayed until the middle of the day as the low temperatures meant the wheel guns were freezing up in the morning.

"It was a scrappy day," admitted chief test engineer, Ian Morgan. "The track stayed damp most of the time and we only really managed to do some runs on dry tyres after 3pm. Unfortunately we lost the last half hour of the session with a hydraulic system problem we had not encountered before and which we are currently investigating."

Klien’s lap total for the day was 30, with a best time of 1m 26.150s. Red Bull’s next test session kicks off in the warmer climes of Valencia next Tuesday.