Italian GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix David Coulthard: "I think we're all disappointed with our rate of development, and we're firmly at the back of the main group of cars on this type of...

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"I think we're all disappointed with our rate of development, and we're firmly at the back of the main group of cars on this type of circuit. Efficiency is very important here, which involves how closed you can keep the car to cool it, whilst making the car as slippery as possible on the straights and generating as much downforce as possible in the corners. Unfortunately, this type of track tends to highlight some deficiencies of our overall package."

Christian Klien:

"I'm disappointed with that qualifying session. I hit the second kerb in the chicane a little too hard and lost the car when I was coming down from the kerb, I spun off and the engine stopped. We'll have to check the data to see why it stopped. It's frustrating, as we could have got a little higher than 16th I think. It's going to be a long race tomorrow and very challenging from this position."

Christian Horner, Sporting director:

"Fourteenth and sixteenth unfortunately represents where we're at on this type of circuit. It's a shame Christian was unable to take part in the second session due to his spin. But, we'll focus on our strategy for tomorrow, should have a consistent race pace and our target will be to race with the Toyotas and Williams ahead."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 14th
Best Time: 1:22.589
Chassis Number: 3

Christian Klien
Qualifying Position: 16th
Best Time: 1:22.898
Chassis Number: 5

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien
Teams Williams