Turkish GP: Red Bull Friday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull drivers after Friday practices for the Turkish Grand Prix David Coulthard: "I had a spin exiting Turn six and my tyres needed rebalancing as a result, so my second session finished early. The track's pretty ...

Comments from the Red Bull drivers after Friday practices for the Turkish Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"I had a spin exiting Turn six and my tyres needed rebalancing as a result, so my second session finished early. The track's pretty bumpy, which is similar to last year and Turn eight is as challenging as we thought it would be. But, that said, it's one corner, it doesn't make or break the lap as you've all the other corners to negotiate too, but it's certainly challenging."

Christian Klien:

"The second session was a lot more exciting as I did three runs, rather than just one installation lap! The track is nice to drive here and I like it a lot. We were a little off with the car balance for our first run, which meant there was a lot of oversteer, but we changed the set up and it was better by the end. We suffered quite a lot of graining today, but that should improve tomorrow and we'll keep on working hard for a good result."

Robert Doornbos:

"It's a great circuit here and Turkey's a great place to be. We were unfortunate today as the car had some problems, meaning we lost track time and weren't that competitive. But, most importantly, we have an answer on the tyres, which is what we're here for so that's good. I had a bit of an incident towards the end of the session. Everyone's trying to put in good laps, I was on a good time and ended up in a bit of a 'chicken' game with Alonso. It was a case of 'who's going to brake latest', but that's all there was to it."

David Coulthard
1st Practice Position: n/a
Best Time: n/a
Laps: 1
2nd Practice Position: 28th
Best Time: 1:31.540
Laps: 10
Chassis Number: 3

Christian Klien
1st Practice Position: n/a
Best Time: n/a
Laps: 1
2nd Practice Position: 22nd
Best Time: 1:30.899
Laps: 16
Chassis Number: 5

Robert Doornbos
1st Practice Position: 9th
Best Time: 1:30.391
Laps: 16
2nd Practice Position: 7th
Best Time: 1:28.848
Laps: 15
Chassis Number: 1

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Robert Doornbos , Christian Klien