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Loeb impressed by F1 car's power

Sebastien Loeb, Red Bull RacingSebastien Loeb admitted he was impressed with the power of the Red Bull Racing Formula One car after testing at Barcelona on Monday.

The five-time world rally champion joined grand prix drivers at the Spanish track, in what was his second outing in Formula One machinery after having tested for Renault.

Loeb was an impressive eighth quickest, just 1.5 seconds off the pace.

The Frenchman admitted he was tired by the end of the day, but was thrilled with the experience.

"I don't think I'd like to take this much horsepower into the forests," joked the Frenchman. "It was a great experience and I had fun, although I have to say that driving one of these cars is tougher physically than driving my rally car.

"Towards the end of the day, I began to get a good feel for the car and enjoyed the sensation of it moving around on the track.

"I have to say that the level of grip in the high speed corners is very impressive."

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