Malaysian GP: Red Bull race notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Malaysian Grand Prix David Coulthard: DNF "After the second stop, for some reason the brake pedal was rubbing on the steering column, which had a double effect. I lost some of the...

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Malaysian Grand Prix

David Coulthard: DNF

"After the second stop, for some reason the brake pedal was rubbing on the steering column, which had a double effect. I lost some of the braking and also a little bit of the steering, so the only thing to do was to stop the car."

Mark Webber: 10th

"Tenth is about where we could have hoped to finish today. The car ran reliably and the pit stops went well, but of course, we're always looking to improve and it's still early days. It's a tough GP here in Malaysia; it was a big test for the team today and we got the car home, so there are a lot of positives in that."

Christian Horner, Team Principal:

"Ultimately a disappointing race. Mark started in a good position, but lost a place on the first lap and, running on a different tyre at the beginning, seemed to pay a penalty compared to our immediate opponents who were on the soft tyre."

"Mark ran the soft tyre in his last sector and was able to close to within half a second to Wurz, but unfortunately couldn't get close enough to pass him. The problem with David's car meant he had no choice but to retire on safety grounds. As a precaution we obviously need to quarantine the brake pedal and look into what happened."

Fabrice Lom, Renault Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"The result of this second Grand Prix is pretty encouraging for us. The team had a good strategy and the engine worked without any problem which is very satisfying owing to the extreme conditions we had to face today."

"We are of course a little bit disappointed for David, but Mark did a strong race and the car is where it is supposed to be given our current competitiveness. We still made encouraging progress for this race and we now look forward the next Grand Prix in Bahrain."

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard