US GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the US Grand Prix David Coulthard: "I was quite surprised by my first run in qualifying, the car felt more together than this morning; I was half a second quicker and set my best time of the...

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

David Coulthard:

"I was quite surprised by my first run in qualifying, the car felt more together than this morning; I was half a second quicker and set my best time of the weekend. I then put a little bit of front wing in to the car to try and accommodate for the new set of tyres, but I picked up more understeer. It made the car very unpredictable to drive and I lost time."

"I think we're just not very good in low downforce trim, I can't get comfortable with my corner entries and use my strength, which is to carry speed into the turns. I was always going to be a prime candidate not to make it through to the second part of qualifying, based on this morning's session."

Christian Klien:

"The car was actually more competitive in the first part of qualifying, when the track temperature was quite a bit lower so I was able to achieve P13. In the second session I had more oversteer and struggled in the corners. I couldn't go any quicker and it's disappointing to finish in P16."

Christian Horner, Sporting director:

"Our performance was about as disappointing as England's football performance today. Obviously Bridgestone has bought a very strong tyre here, which has mixed the grid round a bit. But, we know we'll be better on longer runs so we'll see what tomorrow brings."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 17th
Best Time: 1:13.180
Chassis Number: 3

Christian Klien
Qualifying Position: 16th
Best Time: 1:12.773
Chassis Number: 2

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien