Belgian GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

In this afternoon's qualifying session, David Coulthard and team-mate Christian Klien set the twelfth and sixteenth fastest time respectively. The Red Bull Racing duo will line up in the same positions on tomorrow's grid, for the start of the ...

In this afternoon's qualifying session, David Coulthard and team-mate Christian Klien set the twelfth and sixteenth fastest time respectively. The Red Bull Racing duo will line up in the same positions on tomorrow's grid, for the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.

David Coulthard:

"It's not been such a great weekend for us so far, due to the changeable weather. We had limited time on the track yesterday and, as a result, we're a bit on the back foot now."

"Neither Christian nor myself know the car well enough to push flat out here. We can nail the fast corners no problem, but on the medium speed ones we're struggling to know how much momentum we can take through the turn."

"I definitely think the car was capable of going quicker in qualifying than it did, but following yesterday's lack of track time, we didn't have the confidence to push. It's going to be difficult to get points here and the best chance for us will be if we see some varied weather tomorrow."

Christian Klien:

"Not my best qualifying lap of the season. We didn't have much time to set up the car because of yesterday's rain. The balance of the car was not so good in the morning practices and I was struggling with understeer."

"We made quite a lot of changes between the final free practice and qualifying session to try to improve things, but I think we went in the wrong direction and I wasn't able to push as hard as I'd have liked."

"For tomorrow's race, everything is open. It's hard to know what the weather's going to do here so I'll be concentrating on staying on the track and making no mistakes - in Spa you never know exactly what's going to happen."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"It was a clean and tidy lap from David, who did his best to optimise what was achievable with his car today. Christian was not too happy with his car's balance and lost some time in the middle sector."

"Unfortunately, that allowed some cars get between himself and David on the timesheet, so he's got a bit of work to do tomorrow. But, we've got a good strategy and who knows what the weather's going to do, so I still think we have a chance for points."

David Coulthard
Position: 12th
Time: 1:48.508

Christian Klien
Position: 16th
Time: 1:48.994

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien
Teams Red Bull Racing