Canadian GP: Red Bull race notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Canadian Grand Prix David Coulthard: "That was the most difficult Canadian Grand Prix I've ever done in terms of track surface and balance. I didn't expect to get a point from the back of the grid to...

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Canadian Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"That was the most difficult Canadian Grand Prix I've ever done in terms of track surface and balance. I didn't expect to get a point from the back of the grid to be honest. The balance of the car was difficult throughout, but the team did a really good job with the strategy and my engineer Mark (Hutcheson) kept me well informed with what was going on, so thanks to him."

"The hairpin was really difficult due to all the debris around there. The amount of rubber that comes off the tyres now is incredible, so if you go one inch off the driving line, the debris can suck you in and Jenson just got sucked in, so I was able to overtake. I'm delighted to get a point for Red Bull Racing, now let's see what Indy brings."

Christian Klien:

"I think I broke the car's first gear in the hairpin towards the end of the race, which is why I went off line. There were a lot of stones and basically just one narrow driving line and the car just under-steered off. I went into the gravel and lost two or three positions."

"Apart from that, the race was okay. I lost a couple of positions at the start when Massa pushed me to the outside of the track and I went through the grass but, apart from that, the car was quite competitive and I was pretty happy with the race. It was just a shame not to get the result at the end."

Christian Horner, Sporting director:

"We had to change David's engine this morning, meaning he was relegated to the back of the grid. To get a point from there is an excellent effort. He drove a good race this afternoon and made a strong move on Jenson to take the final points position. It was a good reward for him after an afternoon's hard work."

"Christian lost some places at the start, but then got into a reasonable race pace. Unfortunately, he ran wide due to a first gear issue at the hairpin on to the marbles towards the end of the race and lost a couple of places. But, one point out of today is a positive result for the team."

David Coulthard
Finish Position 8th
Start Position: 22nd

Christian Klien
Finish Position 11th
Start Position: 12th

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