Mark Webber is happy Red Bull is making progress with its new car after finishing his second day of testing at Jerez.

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Webber completed 53 laps on his first day in the new RB8 and logged another 97 on Wednesday. He started to show the potential of the car with a lap time of 1:19.184 on the morning of the second test, the fastest time so far among the 2012 cars.

"It was pretty good today. I think we're making good progress although, as I keep saying, it's still very early days in the concept of the car and we have a lot to get through before we race it," he said. "But it's the same for all the teams.

"We did well on the mileage today. I guess we could have done a bit more, but it was positive overall and the conditions were good to test in."

"Here at the moment it's pretty cool, but they seem pretty happy here. We'll have to see when we go racing with the softer compound, we only have the three [harder compounds] here. But it's nothing groundbreaking, pretty similar to last year."