Mark Webber has admitted that he is still struggling to get used to the braking characteristics of the Williams BMW FW26, despite setting the fastest time in testing at Jerez on Tuesday.
The Australian, who was two tenths quicker than potential team-mate Nick Heidfeld in the second Williams, said the problem, which he first picked up when he drove the car initially at Barcelona last November, needs fixing before the season begins.
"Um...there are things that have to be sorted out on the brakes," he told autosport.com. "We are working on a few solutions and basically the braking is about 80 per cent of the lap time. It is so crucial that we have to get that sorted out.
"I am normally not that sensitive to this but we have to get on top of this. We know what the problem is but we have to find out how to fix it."
Webber, who is set to make a star appearance at this weekend's Autosport International: The Racing Car Show at Birmingham's NEC on Sunday, is pleased with the progress the team is making otherwise.
"It was quite a good test," he said. "Until the new car comes out we are just getting the miles on the car, that is all we can do at the moment and it is getting better.
"Obviously once we get the new car we will have some new bits that we have to test but we are just waiting for the FW27 to arrive and so far, as far as reliability has been concerned, it has been good."
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