French GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the French Grand Prix David Coulthard: 16th "I had a problem with my car on my out lap, which the guys are looking into now. It's very disappointing as I think we were in reasonable shape...

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

David Coulthard: 16th

"I had a problem with my car on my out lap, which the guys are looking into now. It's very disappointing as I think we were in reasonable shape this weekend. Everyone's working hard in the team to find the edge, that's the definition of Formula One, being right on the limit."

"Sometimes teams hook it up, as McLaren have this year, but they had reliability issues before now so I'm reluctant to be 'dummy in the dust' because I don't want to lose the attacking spirit that's in the team at the moment. Sixteenth isn't good, but that's what we have, so I'll do the best that I can from there."

Mark Webber: 14th

"The first qualifying session went pretty well, but in the second session I had a moment in the fast chicane on my first timed lap, so I aborted it. The second lap went okay, but it just wasn't quick enough. I just didn't seem to have the rear grip in the second session that I had in the first. We'll see how we go tomorrow."

Christian Horner, team principal:

"Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing qualifying session for both drivers. David's looked competitive all weekend and it was unfortunate for him to have a suspected oil pressure related issue. For Mark, it didn't come together for him today, we need to work hard tonight and make sure we have a competitive race tomorrow."

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"We are slightly disappointed today after qualifying. We have made it into Q3 in the last few races but we endured a more difficult session this afternoon. David had a mechanical problem that prevented him from entering into Q3 and Mark unfortunately was not able to make it either."

"We need to remain positive for tomorrow, it's the French Grand Prix, we will be racing in front of lots of our Viry colleagues, and we are determined to do a strong race ... but it will be difficult."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 16th
Best Time: 1:15.915
Chassis Number: 3

Mark Webber
Qualifying Position: 14th
Best Time: 1:15.746
Chassis Number: 4

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard
Teams McLaren