Austrain GP: McLaren Saturday notes

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard will start tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix from sixth and eighth positions respectively. Kimi set a time of 1:09.154 whilst David did 1:09.335. KIMI RAIKKONEN "We...

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard will start tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix from sixth and eighth positions respectively. Kimi set a time of 1:09.154 whilst David did 1:09.335.

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"We would like to be higher up the grid but it was just not possible today. I remember from last year that the Saubers are quick around this track, but we will see what happens in the race. We can't expect drastic improvements overnight, but we will work hard. My aim is to finish the race and score points."

DAVID COULTHARD

"Realistically our positions reflect our current level of performance. The session was always going to be quicker at the end with more rubber on the track, but unfortunately one of the Arrows cars spun in front of me, so I was unable to improve further. However we qualified in a similar position last year, and I won the race. I'm not saying that tomorrow will be a repeat performance, but it shows that you never know what might happen."

RON DENNIS

"Two trouble-free days with our grid positions purely reflecting our current state of competitiveness, but as always our motivation and efforts are focused on winning."

NORBERT HAUG

"Our qualifying result today shows where we currently are with our performance, but we will fight for better places in tomorrow's race."

Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 04 David Coulthard: Chassis 03 T-car (Kimi): Chassis 06

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren