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Sebastian Vettel completed 50 laps on the final day © Getty Images

Red Bull head of race engineering Ian Morgan says that the team is "where we expected to be" following the first pre-season test at Jerez.

Sebastian Vettel was third quickest on the final day, despite an electrical problem consigning him to the garage for almost the whole morning. Morgan admitted that it had been "frustrating" to lose the time but said that the team was pleased that the data in the wind tunnel corresponded with the figures gained at the track.

"It was frustrating to lose those hours in the morning as we had a lot to get through," Morgan said. "But when Seb did get out, we made a pretty good recovery and we actually managed to get almost everything done.

"It's been quite encouraging. We are where we expected to be, based on the data we had from the factory. That's good for later in the season as if you've got good trust in the tools at your disposal at home it makes development work on the car a lot easier."

Morgan also played down the significance of the problems that affected the team on Friday, saying it wasn't a major issue.

"In terms of the problems we had today, well, all I can say is it is part and parcel of testing. You take a complex car and put it on the track for the first time and it only takes one small thing to go wrong to upset your programme. We'll ship the car home in one piece now, take a look at everything, pull it apart and then rebuild it for the next test in Barcelona. But, all in all, a very positive week here I think."

Vettel agreed that the delay had not been ideal but said it had still been a productive day.

"I think we managed to get a lot done," he said. "Of course, this morning was a bit of a setback but these things happen. Something like this is simply part of testing; this is the reason why we are here. Of course we would like to get more laps done, but that can't be changed now."