Formula 1 06 Mar 2007 10:31 am

Bahrain testing over – Red Bull still lags

Nothing new to report. Red Bull Racing still lags McLaren and Renault by between 1% and 2% at the conclusion of pre-season testing in Bahrain. (Some teams will return to Jerez in Spain for testing this week – but I haven’t been able to find out whether RBR will be amongst them.)

The hard data is in the table below: click on the thumbnail to open it.

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Still – it could be worse. Toyota – enjoying probably the biggest budget in F1 – has had a terrible time in pre-season testing. Toyota team driver Ralf Schumacher (aka the Big Girl’s Blouse) has summed things up thus: “We have had a catastrophic preparation for this season. There is a gap to the front that we must now work hard to close. There is no point trying to hide it; in all probability we are going to have a difficult start to the season.” Ouch.

The Australian Grand Prix takes place in just twelve days – same day as the Annual Parish Meeting of Macquarie Anglican Churches. Who picked THAT date?

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