Turkish GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix David Coulthard: 13th "The balance of the car is teetering on the edge between a little bit of understeer and a little bit of oversteer, so I can't really say ...

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

David Coulthard: 13th

"The balance of the car is teetering on the edge between a little bit of understeer and a little bit of oversteer, so I can't really say there's a fundamental problem with the balance. That was as quickly as I could drive each corner. Maybe I could have gone one or two tenths quicker by doing a tidier lap, but no more than that. We really need more downforce or less drag."

Mark Webber: 12th

"It's disappointing not to get into the top ten today - I thought we'd go better here. The conditions out on track for qualifying were very similar to this morning, but we need to improve the consistency of our car from lap to lap and we need more grip."

Christian Horner, Team principal:

"In the first run of Q2, both drivers comfortably made it into the top ten, but unfortunately neither managed to improve their time on the second run. Ultimately, we dropped to 12th and 13th position. Both drivers had moments on their last laps and, when the grid's so tight, that's the difference between 7th and 13th. Unfortunately today, we lost out on the second run."

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"Let say we are a little bit disappointed, as we were targeting to make it into Q3 today with both cars. It was really tight once again and we were perhaps not able to get the most out of our package today. We made some good progress since the beginning of the weekend, but the other teams clearly did the same. The engine worked well and we chose an aggressive set up for qualifying. We hope it will be good for tomorrow's race as well. "

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 13th
Best Time: 1:28.100
Chassis Number: 5

Mark Webber
Qualifying Position: 12th
Best Time: 1:28.013
Chassis Number: 4

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard