Brazilian GP: Red Bull Friday practice report

ON THIS DAY... 27 May 1994 On 27 May 1994 David Coulthard took part in his first official Formula One grand prix practice session on the Friday of the Spanish Grand Prix. Other significant events around that time were... * Nelson Mandela...

ON THIS DAY...

27 May 1994

On 27 May 1994 David Coulthard took part in his first official Formula One grand prix practice session on the Friday of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Other significant events around that time were...

* Nelson Mandela was elected as South Africa's first black president
* "ER" was first broadcast on American TV, launching the career of George Clooney, who is almost as handsome as DC
* Richard Nixon died
* Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or
* Kansai Airport opened in Osaka
* Brazil won the football World Cup
* Kylie Minogue was Number One in the Scottish music charts with "Confide in Me"
* Bill Clinton was President of the USA, but hadn't mentioned Monica yet
* Pete Sampras won Wimbledon
* The Spice Girls formed, they would later share the stage with DC at a McLaren launch
* Forrest Gump was the biggest hit at the box office

Car 10 MARK WEBBER, 1st Practice P7, 2nd Practice P5

"We had a pretty productive day. I was happy with the car quite early on in the session as we got the balance right, which is always a good start. Getting on top of the tyres is not easy and we had quite changeable conditions, but overall that was a good start to the weekend."

Car 9 DAVID COULTHARD, 1st Practice P182nd Practice P11

"There were changeable conditions out there. It was spitting with rain in the second session, so we took the decision to run a fresh set of tyres early on, just in case it rained towards the end. We haven't achieved the ultimate lap time, but I think we made progress during the day to stabilise the car.."

STATISTICS

MARK WEBBER
First Practice Session
Position: 7, Best Time: 1:13.298, Laps: 24, Chassis No.5
Second Practice Session
Position: 5, Best Time 1:12.650, Laps: 45, Chassis No.5

DAVID COULTHARD
First Practice Session
Position: 18, Best Time: 1:13.861, Laps: 19, Chassis No.3
Second Practice Session
Position: 11, Best Time: 1:12.896, Laps: 38, Chassis No.3

-credit: red bull

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard
Teams McLaren