Canadian GP: McLaren Saturday qualifying notes

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard will start from eighth and ninth on the grid for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. Kimi set a time of 1:13.595 and David did 1:13.681. Kimi Raikkonen: "It was an OK lap. However I...

Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard will start from eighth and ninth on the grid for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. Kimi set a time of 1:13.595 and David did 1:13.681.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"It was an OK lap. However I had some problems at the last chicane and maybe lost one place. Basically on this circuit you need to drive over the kerbs a little bit, so how fast you get through the corner depends on how well you do that. Hopefully we can finish the race tomorrow and get some points."

David Coulthard:

"I had a small amount of oversteer and was sliding a little bit with the rear during my qualifying lap, and as a result I went a bit wide at a couple of chicanes, so there is some time lost there. The balance of the car is good, so I think if we run reliably in tomorrow's race, it should be possible to score some points."

Ron Dennis:

"As always the grid here reflects different race strategies and tyre choices, which coupled with the statistically high use of the safety car, could make the race very interesting. Our own race strategy and choice of tyres should provide us with an opportunity to score some points."

Norbert Haug:

"An interesting grid with a result for our team, which I think reflects more or less our current level of competitiveness. It could be an interesting race tomorrow with different strategies."

David Coulthard: MP4-19 05
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-19 04
T-car (Kimi): MP4-19 01

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen , Norbert Haug
Teams Mercedes , McLaren