Italian GP: Red Bull qualifying report

EUROPE THE FINAL COUNTDOWN On Sunday night we say goodbye to the Energy Station, until next year. It's served us well and, from the numbers we've seen, it seems it's served you well too. Here are some stat-tastic facts and figures about our 2009...

EUROPE THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

On Sunday night we say goodbye to the Energy Station, until next year. It's served us well and, from the numbers we've seen, it seems it's served you well too. Here are some stat-tastic facts and figures about our 2009 Energy Station...

11,000 Red Bull cans handed out, 9 chefs busy cooking in the kitchens. 93: The number of times someone without a pass asked our security man "Don't you know who I am?" 15000 slices of toast served, 170 kilos of pasta cooked, 2500 cans of Red Bull Cola drunk, 78 kilos of fish eaten, 1250 bananas distributed. 140: The number of hearts broken by the catering girls. 98: The number of requests for wine to be served in a paper cup in order for a guest to hide the fact that he/she was drinking alcohol in the middle of the day. 14 kilos of Ketchup squirted from bottles, most of it ending up on shirts. 34 proposals of marriage made to the catering girls. 2600 capuccinos made per race! (We can't calculate a figure for espressos, it's impossible to keep up with the Toro Rosso crew's consumption...) 2 is the number of races it took before the catering girls realised boys could see up their skirts as they walked up the stairs. 0: The number of marriage proposals accepted by the catering girls.

Car 15 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position 9th

"Not a very good session for us today, ninth and tenth is not where we wanted to be, but let's wait to see the fuel weights. It's a long race tomorrow, anything can happen and our target is to score points."

Car 14 MARK WEBBER, Position 10th

"We'll see how the strategy pans out tomorrow we've got to try and grab everything we can now. I'm pretty happy with the job I did today and the guys (team) have done a good job all weekend, but we're just lacking a bit of pace. We'll do what we can tomorrow and salvage something from tenth it's certainly possible."

CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal: "An interesting qualifying session. Both drivers did a good job to get to Q3 at a circuit which probably doesn't best suit the characteristics of our car. Strategies have come into play in the final part of qualifying and it's a shame both drivers aborted their final laps: a tenth of a second difference for Sebastian could have been fifth place today, demonstrating how close it is. It's a mix of KERS cars and non-KERS cars on the grid, which will make an interesting first lap tomorrow."

FABRICE LOM, Renault, Principal Engineer Track Support: "I have mixed feelings today. We showed good pace in Q2, compared to what we saw in P3 this morning, so we're satisfied with that, but unfortunately, after today's qualifying, we are ninth and tenth. We could have easily been fifth today, there was just a very small amount of difference in the lap times, so it's a bit of a disappointing end result. Tomorrow it will be difficult with the KERS cars it will be a quick race, as Monza is the shortest race of the year, but it's going to be a tough one."

-credit: red bull

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Teams Toro Rosso