Slip-up masks Coulthard's pace at Sydney

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Fabian Coulthard finishes 16th overall in today's practice.

A troubled day at Sydney Olympic Park should have ended better for Fabian Coulthard but a slip saw the Lockwood Racing driver finish 16th overall in today's practice.

Coulthard had set-up dramas in the day's first two sessions but, after finding the cause, believes he had a top-five car going into the final practice session. Congestion saw him abort one lap, however, and a mistake on his final attempt means the car's pace remains unproven.

V8 Supercars will be back on track tomorrow at 11.55 for qualifying.

Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing

Photo by: Circuit of the Americas

Fabian Coulthard
"In my first session I was having to really under-drive and we were getting nowhere. We made a few adjustments and the car was a little better but in middle of the second session we made a big improvement and it just went back to normal.

"We used our greens in the last session but didn't get a lap in what with traffic and I made a little mistake. P16 in last session is from my lap on old tyres so we've got a lot more improvements to make and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Lockwood Racing

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Tags fabian coulthard, lockwood racing, sydney