French GP: Red Bull race notes

Started 9th finished 9th, started 12th finished 12th: that's what happens when overtaking is forbidden! David Coulthard: 9th "That was pretty much the worst result we could get, having started from ninth on the grid. It's very disappointing.

Started 9th finished 9th, started 12th finished 12th: that's what happens when overtaking is forbidden!

David Coulthard: 9th

"That was pretty much the worst result we could get, having started from ninth on the grid. It's very disappointing. We're just the vultures of the paddock at the moment, picking up points when other people fall out."

"I enjoyed driving this weekend, and you always learn something as a team. We're beginning to gel, as there's been a lot of new people, and I think we're becoming one of the most organised teams in the pit lane. But that means nothing if you're not quick enough to score points."

Christian Klien: 12th

"I had a problem at the start; I lost revs and dropped about two or three places, which was really disappointing. The race was very difficult in such hot conditions. My rear tyres were going off and I couldn't drive in the slip-stream of other cars as my car's temperature went a little too high."

"At the end of the race, the car felt better and I was able to make up five or six seconds on the BMW, but overall it's been a disappointing weekend. A shame we haven't been able to get any points here."

Christian Horner, Sporting director:

"Having qualified ninth, to finish ninth, just outside of the points, is the worst possible result because ultimately we take nothing away from the event. But, we got two more cars to the finish and we ran competitively with the BMWs and the Williams again. Once again three teams dominated the top eight and we were genuinely contenders for points."

"Christian lost some ground at the start and I think the place that David lost to Heidfeld on the first lap was a decisive moment between scoring a point or not. We'll keep pushing and trying to build on the last few races as we move to the next European events."

-redbull-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien
Teams Williams