French GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the French Grand Prix David Coulthard: "On low fuel, the car was very well-balanced, there just wasn't enough speed in the turns to be competitive with the other guys in the final qualifying...

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the French Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"On low fuel, the car was very well-balanced, there just wasn't enough speed in the turns to be competitive with the other guys in the final qualifying session. We didn't run new tyres in the last part, as we weren't expecting to qualify any higher up."

"The race will be tough balance-wise I think; tyres are a big issue here, track temperature is high and there are a lot of long corners, so the rear tyres are going to drop off quite a bit. We're starting from a pretty good position, so if we keep out of trouble we may score some points."

Christian Klien:

"That was a good qualifying session for the team actually. I was quite happy with my twelfth position in the end. I did every run on a new set of tyres and was going quicker and quicker. I was happy with the car's balance today, we were also on the right tyres so that was definitely an improvement from yesterday. Hopefully we have a chance for a good race tomorrow - I'm quite optimistic."

Christian Horner, Sporting director:

"A solid qualifying performance by both drivers. David did very well to make the last ten for the first time since Monaco and we then elected to take a strategic approach to his final qualifying section. As Rosberg had already picked up an engine penalty, which dropped him ten places, we'll start from ninth and twelfth on the grid tomorrow, our aim is to try and gain some points."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 9th
Best Time: 1:15.974
Chassis Number: 3

Christian Klien
Qualifying Position: 12th
Best Time: 1:16.433
Chassis Number: 2

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien