British GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Twenty-nine minutes into the fourth practice session, David Coulthard's car came to a standstill near Turn 12 (Abbey) due to an electronics problem. His practice over, the car was returned to the pits to be thoroughly checked before the start of...

Twenty-nine minutes into the fourth practice session, David Coulthard's car came to a standstill near Turn 12 (Abbey) due to an electronics problem. His practice over, the car was returned to the pits to be thoroughly checked before the start of the afternoon's qualifying session. The Scot then went on to set the 13th fastest time, while his team-mate Christian Klien was 15th fastest.

David Coulthard:

"The small electronics problem we had this morning was quickly rectified, but my qualifying lap didn't start so well. We were in a routine of going from sixth to seventh gear before Turn one, then going back down to sixth again, but it didn't happen on that lap. As a driver, there's nothing worse, than going into a corner expecting a shift that doesn't come."

"I was therefore disadvantaged in the first corner, but other than that it was not so bad. We looked strong yesterday and I would expect that the pace we showed in the first two practice sessions will come through in the race tomorrow. I wanted to qualify in front of Webber, as I think our car is quicker than his in races and his pace might hold us up. We'll just have to hope we're carrying more fuel than he is."

Christian Klien:

"That was not brilliant. I made a mistake in one of the chicanes and lost a bit of time. It's always difficult when you go out first, as you never know how much grip there is."

David Coulthard
Position: 13
Time: 1:22.108
Chassis number: 3
Engine: TJ018

Christian Klien
Position: 15
Time: 1:22.207
Chassis number: 1
Engine: TJ014

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien