Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were the fastest drivers in the first day on 2011 F1 Season.
The Red Bull Racing pilot Mark Webber posted a best time of 1min 26.831secs to steal an early march on the field, with team-mateSebastian Vettel confirming RBR’s status as pre-season favourite by backing Webber up in second place.
Until now, figures at the reigning championship-winning team have played down speculation the RB7 is clearly faster than its nearest competitor, Ferrari.
Newey told Italy’s Corriere della Sera: “We currently have an advantage of between 3 to 5 tenths.”
Perhaps realising he had let the cat out of the bag, however, the Briton quickly added: “But we are not too comfortable.
“If we sit back then we will be in for a nasty surprise. The competition is very hard, Ferrari are strong, and I know McLaren, I have worked there.”
According to Autosprint, Vettel remains cautious.
“I am convinced that Ferrari will be very strong, so if we are close to them it will mean we are near the top,” said the German.