Bahrain GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Having finished sixth and eighth in Malaysia a fortnight ago, Christian Klien was 14th man out on track to make his first qualifying run this afternoon, with David Coulthard 16th. The Austrian is 8th on the provisional grid, with the Scotsman ...

Having finished sixth and eighth in Malaysia a fortnight ago, Christian Klien was 14th man out on track to make his first qualifying run this afternoon, with David Coulthard 16th. The Austrian is 8th on the provisional grid, with the Scotsman 14th.

Christian Klien:

"My lap was ok and I made no mistakes. I ran with the same set-up I had used this morning and the car performed as I expected and the balance was quite good. But the track seemed to have less grip than in the morning. Overall, I am pleased with this performance. Now we must wait and see what we can do tomorrow. It's looking good!"

David Coulthard:

"I still was not too happy with the balance of the car and even before I started my flying lap, I ran a bit wide at the last corner. I also had a problem with my shift in that I was not getting the light to tell me when to change gear. So it wasn't the best of sessions, but I am not going to let that bother me as there's a long season ahead. We had four free practice sessions building up to this afternoon, so now we must try and improve in final qualifying."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"Obviously a good session for Christian, being 8th on a very close grid. He likes this circuit, did a good job here last year and has done the same again today. David is still unhappy with the balance so far. We have a bit of homework to do tonight to find more speed in his car. However, another car in the top ten provides us with a good attacking position for tomorrow."

Christian Klien
Chassis: 1
Time: 1:30.646
Position: 8th

David Coulthard
Chassis Number: 2
Time: 1:31.211
Position: 14th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien