Hungarian GP: McLaren Saturday notes

The West McLaren Mercedes team will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from tenth and 11th positions. David set a fastest time of 1:15.223 and Kimi did 1:15.262. DAVID COULTHARD "Obviously I'm very disappointed. It was extremely difficult...

The West McLaren Mercedes team will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from tenth and 11th positions. David set a fastest time of 1:15.223 and Kimi did 1:15.262.

DAVID COULTHARD

"Obviously I'm very disappointed. It was extremely difficult to make the tyres work and find the right balance. We have been struggling all weekend and so far we have been unable to find a better performance from the package. We will work hard to try and identify where and how to improve things for tomorrow's race."

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"I'm clearly not satisfied with starting the race from the sixth row. I struggled with traffic on what would have been my fastest lap and also I made a mistake in one of my runs. However we did struggle with balance and whilst the race is not going to be easy, as it's nearly impossible to overtake here, we will do our best."

RON DENNIS

"Our lack of performance in light of the results we achieved in Monaco and Magny Cours, which are circuits with similar characteristics, is something which we at this stage don't fully understand. No specific part of the package is responsible, but we haven't even managed to get the best out of what we have. Obviously the engineers will work hard prior to the race and I'm sure our performance will improve, but it's going to need a very good strategy to get a podium finish when one takes into consideration how difficult it is to overtake at the Hungaroring."

NORBERT HAUG

"We got it wrong today and definitely have to improve the package to find a good race set-up for tomorrow."


David Coulthard: Chassis 08
Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 06
T-car (David): Chassis 07

-mclaren-

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