Spanish GP: McLaren Saturday notes

SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard will start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix from fifth and seventh positions respectively. Kimi set a time of 1:17.519 whilst David did ...

SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard will start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix from fifth and seventh positions respectively. Kimi set a time of 1:17.519 whilst David did 1:17.662.

KIMI RAIKKONEN

"The car was handling well today but there is still no doubt that it will be a difficult race. I had a moment, which made me abandon my first run but apart from that there were no major dramas. We have some work to do to improve further, but I will give it my best and I'm sure we can get closer to the competition."

DAVID COULTHARD

"We have taken a step forward with the car since yesterday, and the grip has improved, but we just didn't manage to get the best out of a run. I had to abandon my third run because I had a lot of understeer through turn three. We have some work to get through before the race, but as always we will do our best and establish the right strategy to maximise the potential of the situation."

RON DENNIS

"The drivers and their engineers have made significant improvements to the handling of the cars from yesterday. Tyre performance was much as we expected and therefore our grid positions are no great surprise. The outcome of the race will be very much a reflection of tyre choice and reliability."

NORBERT HAUG

"Fifth and seventh places and 1.2 seconds from pole are not the result we would have wished for. Behind both Ferraris there were three Michelin teams with five cars within less than four tenths of a second."


Kimi Raikkonen: Chassis 04
David Coulthard: Chassis 03
T-car (David) Chassis 05

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren