David Coulthard has so far refused to make any negative comments about his new RB3 car, despite the lack of success in testing so far. Both Coulthard and Webber have failed to shine whilst testing in the new, Adrian-Newey designed car.
Talking to the magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Coulthard said, “I don’t want to avoid the question, but you would not judge the effectiveness of a new plan if you had only flown it in the simulator and for a few metres down the runway.”
However, rumours are circulating that both Coulthard and Webber have reported the car has a tendancy to lack aerodynamic grip, not what the team expected having tested the car extensively at their state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Bedford.
Looking back at testing in Valencia last week, the RB3 appears to be up to four kilometres per hour slower than the fastest team on the track, Renault, and Red Bull were also unable to use their newly designed high speed gearbox because of a series of faults. Some have also said that tyres are causing problems and not being used effectively – after long runs, the rubber continues to look like new.