Turkish GP: Red Bull Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix David Coulthard: 17th "Under normal conditions, I think I would have made it through to the next session today. My first run was a little bit messy, but on my second,...

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

David Coulthard: 17th

"Under normal conditions, I think I would have made it through to the next session today. My first run was a little bit messy, but on my second, a Super Aguri went off the circuit in Turn eight in front of me, so I had to lift off. As a result I dropped half a second and couldn't win it back through the rest of the lap. I tried to push again on the next lap, but by then my tyres had lost performance, it's just one of things unfortunately."

Christian Klien: 11th

"I'm very happy about the qualifying result. I think I'll start tomorrow in P10 due to another driver's engine change. Every time I went out on new tyres today I improved. We changed the front wing a little, as there was some understeer when we tried to push harder and by the end I had quite good balance. I think we got everything out of the car that we could. My team did a good job and supported me well, and hopefully we can have a good race from this position tomorrow."

Christian Horner, Sporting director:

"It was unfortunate for David to be delayed by Sato who went off in front of him at Turn eight. He was looking as if he would have comfortably made the cut to the second session. Christian optimised his car's set up and did a good job. He was unfortunate to narrowly miss out on getting through to the final session. We are now in a position to pick our strategy for tomorrow and will be pushing hard for points finishes."

David Coulthard
Qualifying Position: 17th
Best Time: 1:29.136
Chassis Number: 3

Christian Klien
Qualifying Position: 11th
Best Time: 1:27.852
Chassis Number: 5

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien