Spanish GP: Red Bull race notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Spanish Grand Prix David Coulthard: "Another point which is very valuable for the team. Obviously it was quite a difficult race in many respects. On my first set of tyres I had some understeer and that...

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Spanish Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"Another point which is very valuable for the team. Obviously it was quite a difficult race in many respects. On my first set of tyres I had some understeer and that switched to oversteer with my second set which slowed me a bit."

"In the final stint the car was better balanced until I flat-spotted a tyre which gave me a lot of vibration and affected my visibility, so that I had to judge my braking points from memory. My eyeballs are still rolling around in my head! But all in all I am quite happy with my race. I did not make any mistakes and I brought home a point."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I had a bit of a problem with the balance. I was all over the place. I had a problem coming out from corner 7, spun and I went off. I down shifted and the rear locked and when I applied the throttle the traction control did not work so I spun and ended up in the gravel. Up to that point my pace seamed quite good."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"David drove a very good race today, he stuck with it all the way through and he managed to extract another point. With five races and five point scoring finishes he maximised the cars potential, despite a heavy look up, which cause him a big vibration from early on in the race."

"We can see again, our potential is there as we were competitive with our rivals in lap time in the second half of the race although, we need to make further step in qualifying."

"Tonio, obviously, had a disappointing race. The car got away from him in corner 7 and unfortunately eliminating him from the race. He is testing next week and I'm sure he'll be in better shape for Monaco."

Günther Steiner, Technical Director:

"I am happy with David's result. His car did not have any problem. His tyre usage was on the limit but he managed it very well and brought home a point. We will now check the car very carefully so that the vibrations did not damage it."

"Tonio had a disappointing race but these things happen. He wasn't happy with his balance and complained about turn in understeer and snappy oversteer in corner exit. And that is what happened to his car."

Dave Prigg, Cosworth:

"Overall a pleasing weekend's performance from Cosworth, with the TJ2005 engine having now powered Red Bull Racing to point in every round of the 2005 World Championship."

David Coulthard
Finish position: 8th
Time: 1:16.947 (-1 lap)
Chassis number: 3
Engine: TJ 18
Start position: 9th

Tonio Liuzzi
Finish position: DNF, spun
Chassis number: 1
Engine: TJ 23
Start position: 11th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard
Teams Red Bull Racing