Red Bull confirm Webber gets to drive RB8 first

Sebastian Vettel will sit out the first two days at Jerez

Jan.23 (PVM) Red Bull racing have confirmed that Mark Webber will be the first of the team’s drivers to sample the Adrian Newey penned RB8 on the opening day of official F1 pre-season testing at Jerez starting on 7 February.

Webber will spend the first two days in southern Spain in the cockpit before handing over to world champion team mate Sebastian Vettel for his two days behind the wheel.

The Red Bull testing schedule for Jerez is:

Tuesday 7 February Mark Webber
Wednesday 8 February Mark Webber
Thursday 9 February Sebastian Vettel
Friday 10 February Sebastian Vettel