San Marino GP: Red Bull race notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after the San Marino Grand Prix David Coulthard: "At the start I was a bit slow away from the grid. I was running around ok but then had a bit of a bump with Massa, which broke part of the floor. We went...

Comments from the Red Bull team after the San Marino Grand Prix

David Coulthard:

"At the start I was a bit slow away from the grid. I was running around ok but then had a bit of a bump with Massa, which broke part of the floor. We went backwards from there and never really came back. The race was pretty lonely actually, just going around in circles."

"The car didn't have great race pace - we knew that from yesterday - so I was expecting to struggle a bit. But I still thought I'd have a better balance than I did. There was a lot of oversteer."

Tonio Liuzzi:

"I thought the race would be difficult for me because of fitness, but I feel pretty ok. The car was quite good really. The balance was good, but there just wasn't enough speed, so we have to improve."

"It was quite difficult to keep the car on the track - it felt as if I was sliding all over the place. I wanted to overtake Mark (Webber) so I tried to make something crazy but it didn't work. Can I say that? It feels great to have done my first race and I can't wait for testing to prepare for Barcelona."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"Obviously 11th and 13th is pretty disappointing after three consecutive point-scoring races. Tonio drove an excellent race on his grand prix debut. He was consistent throughout and made a very solid start to his F1 career."

"David had a couple of knocks from Massa and I think this damaged his car slightly. From a reliability point of view we're ok, but we need to take a step forward in performance. We hope to see that at the forthcoming test in Jerez."

Günther Steiner, Technical Director:

"I am not that happy with how we performed in the race today. But the car was reliable and didn't have any problems. In comparison with qualifying I think this is the best we could have achieved."

David Prigg, Cosworth:

"Once more Cosworth has succeeded in powering Red Bull to a double race finish, which successfully completes the second event mileage on both David's and Tonio's engines. David's engine has accumulated more than 1200km and with a completely problem-free weekend, again demonstrates Cosworth's ability to provide a reliable and competitive product "

David Coulthard
Finish position: 13th
Time: 1:25.285 (- 1 lap)
Chassis number: 2
Engine: TJ 18
Start position: 15th

Tonio Liuzzi
Finish position:11th
Time: 1:25.398
Chassis number: 1
Engine: TJ 23
Start position: 16th

-redbull-

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