Turkish GP: Red Bull race notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Turkish Grand Prix David Coulthard: 10th "I made a good start and made up a few places, I think four, and thereafter I found the car to be a bit inconsistent which did not help me maintain a good pace...

Comments from the Red Bull team after the Turkish Grand Prix

David Coulthard: 10th

"I made a good start and made up a few places, I think four, and thereafter I found the car to be a bit inconsistent which did not help me maintain a good pace throughout the race, especially when I had a bit of fuel on board. Now we will just have to see what we can find for the next race in Monza."

Mark Webber: DNF

"It looks like it was hydraulics. It's a shame because I was fuelled to go for a long stint, longer than those directly ahead of us and I was just sitting in there, ready to go for it for the rest of the race. On the lap before I stopped I started to have problems with downshifting and then the team called me in to retire."

Christian Horner, Team principal:

"With David, we started thirteenth and finished tenth, in a situation of total reliability ahead of him on the track. Performance-wise that is pretty much where we were today. He drove a good race and got the most out of the package."

"Of course it was disappointing to post a retirement with Mark. A problem in the differential led to a hydraulic failure. We have learnt quite a lot this weekend about the areas in which we need to improve. We must now try to move forward and that starts with next week's test in Monza."

Fabrice Lom, Renault Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"We made a very good start but unfortunately Mark's race ended too early. David had a strong race today and finished in the Top 10 with lap - times that show there is very little separating us from our direct rivals. But the fight is really tight with Williams and Toyota and it's a shame Williams scored two more points today in the championship. But we are still very focused and we will be working to prepare for the Italian Grand Prix next week which will be an interesting challenge for the engine team."

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard
Teams Williams