Spanish GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after Friday pratices for the Spanish Grand Prix David Coulthard: "It was a positive session for us today and I feel good about this weekend. We managed to go through the entire tyre test that we wanted and I...

Comments from the Red Bull team after Friday pratices for the Spanish Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"It was a positive session for us today and I feel good about this weekend. We managed to go through the entire tyre test that we wanted and I got a good idea of our strategy for the rest of the weekend. The car feels ok and we look to building on today's result."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I was quite happy with my session. The car was well balanced. I feel much better at this event after testing last week in Jerez. Actually, I think we are a little bit better than in Imola. We made a few changes to the car, but I guess the other teams have also made progress, so we have to see how we do on Sunday."

Christian Klien:

"The first session went quite well, I simulated qualifying and we adjusted the balance. The car was good to drive and I think I had a reasonable lap. In the second session I did a tyre comparison with two long runs. The first one and the beginning of the second was quite good."

"I think the car was quick in this configuration, but then I unfortunately had an electrical problem and suddenly the engine stopped. Compared to the last race in Imola we could be better here, but Barcelona is the test track for everybody so we still have to fight very hard."

Günther Steiner, Technical Director:

"Tonio's and David's practice was ok. We worked on tyre evaluation and it all went well. We will now analyse the data and see the outcome. Christian had a slight problem this morning and it seems to be the electronics, but we will have to examine the car to be sure of what caused it."

"Anyway, I think we got enough data from the other two cars. Obviously we ran two different programmes for the three cars and I think that overall, we had two good sessions."

David Coulthard:
Chassis Number: 3
Practice session 1: 1:17.977, 6th, 7 laps
Practice session 2: 1:16.797, 6th, 24 laps

Tonio Liuzzi:
Chassis Number: 1
Practice session 1: 1:18.112, 8th, 12 laps
Practice session 2: 1:18.444, 15th, 26 laps

Christian Klien:
Chassis Number: 2
Practice session 1: 1:16.821, 2nd, 25 laps
Practice session 2: 1:18.802, 16th, 23 laps

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien