San Marino GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after Friday practices for the San Marino Grand Prix David Coulthard: "We did a normal race programme working on tyre choice and on what should be done on race fuels. This obviously gives us an indication on...

Comments from the Red Bull team after Friday practices for the San Marino Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"We did a normal race programme working on tyre choice and on what should be done on race fuels. This obviously gives us an indication on where we are in comparison to the quickest cars and what the true picture is. But the car does not feel too bad here - it just isn't that quick!"

Tonio Liuzzi:

"Today went quite well. It was important to make as many laps of the track and we did plenty, working on the tyre choice for tomorrow. We finished our full programme which was pretty good, but it is hard to compare our performance as, on Fridays, you never know what fuel loads the others are running, so we have to wait for tomorrow."

Christian Klien:

"In the second session I did two long runs, the first one was 15 laps the second one 18 laps. I tested both tyre types and it seems that we are a bit further away from the top than usual and we seem to have lost out a bit to the other teams but the car feels ok."

Günther Steiner, Technical Director:

"Today's session was okay overall. We did everything we wanted to do, but it is hard to draw any conclusion. Basically the problem is that we are too slow. At the moment we have to think what we want to do for tomorrow to improve. We changed the aero balance and Christian tested the different damper and tyre specifications. David worked on balance and aero changes as well as the mechanical set-up. Tonio also worked on tyre choice."

David Coulthard
Chassis Number: 2
Practice session 1: 1:24.126, Laps: 8
Practice session 2: 1:23.815, Laps: 20

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis Number: 1
Practice session 1: 1:24.052, Laps: 22
Practice session 2: 1:24.626, Laps: 29

Christian Klien
Chassis Number: 3
Practice session 1: 1:22.736, Laps: 20
Practice session 2: 1:24.320, Laps: 38

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien