French GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

After today's qualifying session, David Coulthard and Christian Klien will line up fifteenth and sixteenth respectively on tomorrow's grid, for the start of the French Grand Prix. David Coulthard: "I'm disappointed. I was hoping to produce a...

After today's qualifying session, David Coulthard and Christian Klien will line up fifteenth and sixteenth respectively on tomorrow's grid, for the start of the French Grand Prix.

David Coulthard:

"I'm disappointed. I was hoping to produce a quicker time, something in the one minute 15s, but that's all we could achieve today. The track was a little greasy this morning, so I was being cautious. I dropped a couple of tenths of a second in the first sector, but where I really lost time was Turn eight, the downhill left-hander."

"The car felt more slippery on the track there than it had done this morning. The balance of the car has been working well all weekend, but we've been struggling to overcome some aggressive understeer."

Christian Klien:

"I lost about half an hour of track time yesterday when I had an accident and damaged the car's new aerodynamic package. Luckily the team were able to drive new parts over from the UK, but as the guys were still working on the car this morning, I didn't drive in today's third practice."

"The team did a great job, but after losing so much track time, I don't feel as though I'm pushing to the limit through the high- speed corners yet. My lap time was reasonable I'd say and the balance of the car felt good, but my time is a little behind David's. We'll just have to see what we can do in the race tomorrow."

David Coulthard
Position: 15th
Time: 1:16.434
Engine: TJ020

Christian Klien
Position: 16th
Time: 1:16.547
Engine: TJ026

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien