German GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

After a trouble free morning, David Coulthard made an off-track excursion during the day's second practice session. Spinning his car 180 degrees at Turn 17, the Scot's RB1 left the track backwards and came to rest when the rear hit the outer...

After a trouble free morning, David Coulthard made an off-track excursion during the day's second practice session. Spinning his car 180 degrees at Turn 17, the Scot's RB1 left the track backwards and came to rest when the rear hit the outer safety wall.

Despite sustaining damage to the rear suspension, the team has confirmed the car will be ready ahead of tomorrow's practice and qualifying sessions. David's team-mate Tonio Liuzzi also suffered a spin (Turn two), during the second session, but was able to continue with no problems.

David Coulthard:

"There's not much to say really. I lost the back end of the car going round the corner and went off…"

Christian Klien:

"I went out for just two runs this morning, as we thought there might be some rain. The car had good balance and I was happy with the overall set-up almost straight away. In the second practice session, I went out a bit later. The tyres didn't feel so good during the afternoon and I struggled to set a good lap time."

"Therefore, I think the decision about which way to go with tyres tomorrow is pretty clear! Overall, it looks quite promising for us this weekend and I hope we do better than on the last couple of races. But, there's still a lot of work for us to do."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I suffered a spin on one of the first laps of the second session. We were comparing tyres and I was seeing how far we could push. It was a fairly minor spin though, no panic and it didn't cause us any problems. The speed of the car is not so bad here I think, especially over long distances."

"For sure, we still need to improve over the single lap for qualifying, but I was quite surprised by the times that we set. I think we're improving and are not so far off the front-runners now. It'll be good to see what the team can do in qualifying tomorrow."

David Coulthard
1st Practice Position: 11th
Best Time: 1:17.277
Laps: 14
2nd Practice Position: 24th
Best Time: No time
Laps: 2
Chassis Number: 3

Christian Klien
1st Practice Position: 13th
Best Time: 1:17.423
Laps: 13
2nd Practice Position: 12th
Best Time: 1:16.658
Laps: 14
Chassis Number: 1

Tonio Liuzzi (Test Driver):
1st Practice Position: 8th
Best Time: 1:16.733
Laps: 26
2nd Practice Position: 8th
Best Time: 1:16.297
Laps: 38
Chassis Number: 2

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien