Australian GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix David Coulthard: "I'm annoyed with that because I felt confident with the car this weekend. I had more laps available as a consequence of not finishing in Malaysia...

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

David Coulthard:

"I'm annoyed with that because I felt confident with the car this weekend. I had more laps available as a consequence of not finishing in Malaysia and had a good run yesterday. I locked up in Turn 3 on my last lap and lost some time."

"But, there you go, at least now we have more choice over strategy for tomorrow. You never quite know what to expect here with the changing weather conditions, I could have stayed in Scotland to get rain and wind like this... It should make tomorrow interesting."

Christian Klien:

"It was difficult today as I struggled to find enough grip throughout the qualifying session. The warm up performance of the tyres didn't seem as good as usual and I had a lot of understeer going into corners. As a result, I couldn't go back onto the throttle as quickly as normal."

"I made it in to the second qualifying and my final lap was going well, but then there was some rain on the last corner and I went wide, running over the kerb and grass. I lost half a second there and that was it."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"We'll ultimately finish up eleventh and thirteenth on the grid after the penalties are taken into account, which is a respectable but slightly disappointing performance. It was unfortunate for David to miss getting into the last ten, as he looked as if he had to potential to do that today."

"However, we're in a good strategic position ahead of the race tomorrow. We have the ability to pick our fuel load tonight and evaluate what our competitors ahead have done."

David Coulthard
Chassis Number: 3
Qualifying Position: 12
Time: 1:27.023

Christian Klien
Chassis Number: 2
Qualifying Position: 14
Time: 1:27.591

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien