• Jerez Test, Day Two

Webber pleased with early mileage

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Mark Webber says Red Bull has made good progress in the first two days of the Jerez test this week and is surprised at the amount of miles he has managed to clock up straight away.

Webber has been in the cockpit for the first two days of opening test and has been running routine checks ahead of Sebastian Vettel's first run in the RB9 on Thursday. He said he had not been paying too much attention to the lap times of other cars but that he was happy with his own progress after completing 101 laps on Wednesday.

"I haven't seen many world championship points going out yet," he joked when asked to comment on his rivals' lap times. "As always we focus on ourselves. Some other teams might start strong but there are a lot of good teams in the pit lane and that's the way it can go sometimes. We are focused on ourselves and so far we are getting through the programme okay. So far we are satisfied.

"In the end I was surprised with the kilometres we did, it was quite good, it was a very good day for the team in terms of how the boys work in the garage and the preparation overnight, which is important to have a good test day."

Webber said his early groundwork would pave the way for Vettel to jump in the cockpit and get on with his programme straight away.

"I think we've done okay. We've had a lot of things to get through as you can expect in the early days of testing. In general we got through most of the programme today. Yeah, we certainly learned a lot more from yesterday and we will learn more again tomorrow. The car is in a good position for Sebastian and he can enjoy tomorrow."

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