Monaco GP: Red Bull Thursday practice notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after Thursday practices for the Monaco Grand Prix David Coulthard: "We've been working through everything today, evaluating where we are with the tyres and set-up. Obviously, today's practise is the first stage...

Comments from the Red Bull team after Thursday practices for the Monaco Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"We've been working through everything today, evaluating where we are with the tyres and set-up. Obviously, today's practise is the first stage of a long weekend, but things feel good. It's difficult to predict where we will qualify, as it's hard to know what the other teams are doing with their fuel strategy. However, Monaco is one of those events that can throw up a slightly unusual result. Maybe it's possible to move slightly further up the field, we'll just have to wait and see."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I think my times were quite good for the first day and we seem to be in good shape. We've been working hard on the car to get it ready for qualifying, as it's so important here in Monaco. On this circuit you can't really pass so much. I felt more comfortable during the second session and was happy with my lap times."

"We tried a few different set-ups and worked a little on the rear of the car, but the most important thing was to adjust to the changing levels of grip. As the session went on, there was more rubber on the track and the road surface changed with every lap. You have to be pretty careful here, even more so than normal."

Christian Klien:

"Everything went well during the first session. However, during the second one I had a problem with the traction control. I noticed it from the second lap onwards and, as a result, had a spin in Turn four, crashed into the barrier and damaged the nose. We tried to fix the problem with the traction control and went back out, but still it didn't work so well. Despite the problem, we were quite quick with the lap times. It's a drivers' circuit here."

Günther Steiner, Technical Director:

"We have to work on the balance of both cars a little more, as Tonio and David are still not 100 per cent happy. Christian's car had a problem with a sensor, which prevented the traction control from working properly and resulted in his contact with the barrier. We will now analyse all the data we have gathered on tyre performance, to ensure we make the right choice for the weekend."

David Coulthard
Chassis Number: 3
Best Time 1st Session: 1:18.669, 9th
Laps: 15
Best Time 2nd Session: 1:16.184, 3rd
Laps: 21

Tonio Liuzzi
Chassis Number: 1
Best Time 1st Session: 1:19.844, 15th
Laps: 21
Best Time 2nd Session: 1:16.640, 7th
Laps: 27

Christian Klien
Chassis Number: 2
Best Time 1st Session: 1:17.511, 3rd
Laps: 21
Best Time 2nd Session: 1:18.815, 17th
Laps: 23

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien