READY FOR RAIN

The Red Bull driver Mark Webber has revealed that he is ready for the rainy conditions that are expected on the final day of testing, which is currently being conducted in Barcelona.

The entire pre-season testing so far this week has been characterised by cold conditions, but the teams will have to prepare for the worst for the final day of testing when rain is expected. Webber has said that it is going to be a tough day for the teams because they have to not only adjust to the rain, but also extremely cold temperatures as well.

It is predicted that the temperatures will drop to around 7°C, and the fact that there will be no sun means that it will be a tough period of acclimatisation for the teams. However, the Australian is well prepared for such an eventuality. Recently, the Red Bull team owner confirmed that there will be no favouritism between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel for the upcoming season. Vettel has managed to win three consecutive world championship titles, while also managing to overshadow Webber in the process. The 36-year-old Australian is one of the experienced members on the F1 paddock following the retirement of Michael Schumacher at the end of last season.

“I think it’s going to be very cold tomorrow and raining, so it could be a difficult day for the teams. The predicted temperature is seven or eight degrees, so the track is going to be in the same window maybe because there’s going to be no sun on the track. It’s incredibly unusual to racing at a grand prix in these conditions, so we need to see how much mileage we can do tomorrow on the intermediates. We need to have a look at how the inters are and see how the new car is in the wet conditions,” said Webber.