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Spanish GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix David Coulthard Position 9th "I'm disappointed to have ended up in ninth position today, as I think the car's quicker than that. Unfortunately I ...

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix

David Coulthard Position 9th

"I'm disappointed to have ended up in ninth position today, as I think the car's quicker than that. Unfortunately I suffered a lot of understeer on the new tyres, which made it very difficult."

Mark Webber Position 19th

"Saturday was a tough day for us. We didn't have a smooth practice session and the first part of qualifying didn't go to plan either. We had drive shaft problem this morning and a hydraulic problem in qualifying. Of course, we've learnt some things, which isn't ideal at race weekends, but sometimes you have to go through that to move forward."

"The mechanics have been phenomenal; the work they're doing before races and the practices is very good. David had a good run today, which shows the car has potential, we just need to work at pulling the whole thing together now."

Christian Horner Team principal:

"It was a frustrating day for Mark, who had a hydraulic issue in qualifying. He looked strong throughout testing yesterday, so we need to look into today's problems and understand why they occurred."

"David drove very well and made it into the final ten for the first time this year. He finished the first two sessions well up the order and we managed to out-qualify one of the works Renaults. We believe we've got a good strategy for tomorrow and hopefully we can get a good result.

Fabrice Lom Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"Regarding the engine, everything went smoothly once again today for the qualifying and we are not worried for the race tomorrow. Our engines are following their normal cycle; Mark is using the same block as in Sakhir and David has a new one."

"We are a little bit disappointed to only have had one car in Q3 because the car has a real potential and Mark always showed strong performance in qualifying so far. We will have once again a difficult race to do on Sunday but the competition is close, our package is competitive and we are determined to score some points in Spain."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 9th
Best Time: 1:21.488
Chassis Number: 3

Mark Webber
Qualifying Position: 19th
Best Time: 1:23.398
Chassis Number: 2

-credit: red bull

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