British GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull drivers after Friday practices for the British Grand Prix David Coulthard: "A pretty normal Friday really. We've been working through the programme, trying to find out where we are with the set-up of the car and...

Comments from the Red Bull drivers after Friday practices for the British Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"A pretty normal Friday really. We've been working through the programme, trying to find out where we are with the set-up of the car and tyres. We're not that far off the pace here compared to normal Fridays, but we don't know what fuel levels other people were running."

Christian Klien:

"I only did a few laps in the first practice to check the car's balance. It was okay, but I was struggling with severe understeer, so we tried some different set-ups during the afternoon."

"That improved things, although there was still some understeer in the high-speed corners. I had a bit of a moment when I spun the car off the track in Turn six during the second practice, but as there was no damage, I was able to continue and complete the run. We definitely seem to be more competitive here."

Tonio Liuzzi Test driver:

"In the first session we completed long runs to test the tyres and also for me to get to know the track. I've never driven a Formula one car here before, so I was concentrating on finding a good driving rhythm. The car seems more competitive here than on previous events."

"In the second session we tried a more aggressive set-up, which seemed to work much better and meant I could push a little bit more. Silverstone is one of the most difficult tracks in the Championship and you need to know the circuit well before you can go flat out. I think we could have been even faster towards the end of the second session, but I made a couple of mistakes."

David Coulthard
Chassis Number: 3
First Practice Position: 11
Best Time: 1:22.403
Laps: 8
Second Practice Position: 9
Best Time: 1:21.034
Laps: 19

Christian Klien
Chassis Number: 1
First Practice Position: 12
Best Time: 1:22.456
Laps: 8
Second Practice Position: 14
Best Time: 1:21.323
Laps: 21

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis Number: 2
First Practice Position: 13
Best Time: 1:22.615
Laps: 22
Second Practice Position: 8
Best Time: 1:21.004
Laps: 33

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien