European GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Here at the European Grand Prix we bring you more peculiar laws from the European Union bureaucrats.... Food stores now have to ensure that under EU regulation 2257/94 their bananas are at least 13.97cm (5.5in) long and 2.69cm ...

Here at the European Grand Prix we bring you more peculiar laws from the European Union bureaucrats....

Food stores now have to ensure that under EU regulation 2257/94 their bananas are at least 13.97cm (5.5in) long and 2.69cm (1.06in) round and do not have 'abnormal curvature', as set out in an eight-page directive drawn up in 1994....

David Coulthard: 20th

"For the first timed lap I went out behind Mark's car. He aborted the lap when he locked up, so I got close to the back of him and was held up. I started my second timed lap even closer to him than on the first, so it wasn't a clean run. We didn't get the timing quite right for me to start my final lap, I got the chequered flag just as I came round the last corner to begin it. But, it's happened now, it's over, and we'll get with tomorrow. It's not something that's happened before and I doubt it will happen again."

Mark Webber: 6th

"It started to come together in Q2 today and we were able to get into the final top ten, which is great because the midfield is so tight at the moment. We're happy with what we've done today. We'll be racing against Toyota, Renault and Williams tomorrow and trying to get some points from them."

Christian Horner, Team principal:

"Mark put together a sequence of excellent laps today. The first were in the second qualifying session, which comfortably put him into the top ten, and then again in Q3. It's a job well done by him today. David was unfortunate on his first run and then there was an issue getting his car out of the garage before his final timed lap, so he missed starting his laps by approximately two seconds. It was a mistake that shouldn't have happened."

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"Mark enjoyed a strong qualifying session this afternoon and did a very aggressive lap in Q2 especially. We are pleased to see that our package can be stronger than the Toyota and our other direct rivals. We have a real chance to score some points tomorrow and we will be racing hard for them. Unfortunately, on the other hand, we are very disappointed for David, he did not get the chance to set a good time through no fault of his own. He will have a difficult race tomorrow as it is particularly difficult to overtake here. However we must stay focused and seize every opportunity that comes our way."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 20th
Best Time: 1:33.151
Chassis Number: 3

Mark Webber
Qualifying Position: 6th
Best Time: 1:31.661
Chassis Number: 4

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard
Teams Williams