Australian GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

5th AND 6th FOR THE TWO RACING BULLS! FREE PRACTICE 3, 4 David Coulthard and Christian Klien were 9th and 12th on aggregate in this morning's rain-affected free practice. Towards the end of the second session, Christian's efforts to capitalise...

5th AND 6th FOR THE TWO RACING BULLS!

FREE PRACTICE 3, 4
David Coulthard and Christian Klien were 9th and 12th on aggregate in this morning's rain-affected free practice. Towards the end of the second session, Christian's efforts to capitalise on his dry tyres were hampered by traffic. David said: "The weather made things quite turbulent this morning, but conditions were the same for everybody."

QUALIFYING
Red Bull team-mates Christian Klien and David Coulthard have given themselves an excellent chance of competitive grid positions in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after posting top-six times in today's rain-hit first qualifying session.

David Coulthard:

"Although my position is good, my lap time was quite disappointing. My car had quite a lot of oversteer throughout the lap so I wasn't able to attack fully. If conditions had been like that during a test session I would have come straight back in, but obviously you don't have that luxury in qualifying - you just have to deal with it. Tomorrow is another day, though, and I'll do my best to finish and give the team some points in its first race."

Christian Klien:

"In the final seconds before going out, it is always difficult to make your tyre choice in conditions like these. It was very wet and I was the eighth car out, but I made a late decision to go out on intermediates and think that was the right call. I went out not really knowing what to expect, but my lap was all right and I don't think I made any mistakes. Obviously it is difficult to say whether the chassis balance was better than before but I was happy with the set-up given the conditions. But this is just the start. I'll have to see how I do in tomorrow's final qualifying. "

Christian Horner , Sporting Director:

"We were lucky with the weather conditions, which dictated the outcome of this session. However, having both cars in the top ten is a great start to the qualifying session. "

Qualifying:

David Coulthard:
Chassis Number: 2
Time: 1.38.320
Position: 6

Christian Klien:
Chassis Number: 1
Time: 1.37.486
Position: 5

Free Practice:

David Coulthard:
Chassis Number: 2
Free Practice 3: 1.48.369, laps: 5
Free Practice 4: 1.30.645, laps: 14

Christian Klien:
Chassis Number: 1
Free Practice 3: laps: 1
Free Practice 4: 1.31.671, laps:14

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien