Italian GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix David Coulthard: 20th "We lost oil pressure in the gearbox, which locked the rear axel as I was going down the gears into the first chicane and I spun off the track....

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

David Coulthard: 20th

"We lost oil pressure in the gearbox, which locked the rear axel as I was going down the gears into the first chicane and I spun off the track. We need to take the gearbox apart to see what the exact problem was. It was unfortunate timing for it to happen, but twentieth is now where we are for tomorrow."

Mark Webber: 11th

"We knew it was going to be very tight to get into the top ten today, we haven't been quick enough in the test, practice or qualifying. We're getting used to being on the bubble of the top ten. It's frustrating, I feel I did the best job I could today and the guys did a good job working on the car, but we're just not fast enough at the moment."

Christian Horner, Team principal:

"Eleventh is a frustrating place to finish, especially as we were so close to being in the top ten, ultimately missing out by less than a tenth of a second. However, eleventh gives us the ability to pick our strategy carefully for tomorrow and will hopefully allow us to race the Williams, Toyota and Honda ahead. David unfortunately suffered a suspected transmission failure, which will need investigating fully."

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support:

"We are a little bit disappointed by today's qualifying. For the second race in a row, our performance was not fantastic and today we also had reliability issue as we lost David in Q1. The fight is still very tight but we lost some pace compared to our direct rivals which is disappointing."

"We know tomorrow's race will be long and that may work in our favour, but first we need to ensure both cars make it to the finish. We hope to make the most of our package in race conditions, but we know it will be tough."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 20th
Best Time: 1:24.019
Chassis Number: 5

Mark Webber
Qualifying Position: 11th
Best Time: 1:23.166
Chassis Number: 4

-credit: red bull

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard
Teams Williams