Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the US Grand Prix David Coulthard: "I was quite surprised by my first run in qualifying, the car felt more together than this morning; I was half a second quicker and set my best time of the...
Comments from the Red Bull team after qualifying for the US Grand Prix
"I was quite surprised by my first run in qualifying, the car felt more together than this morning; I was half a second quicker and set my best time of the weekend. I then put a little bit of front wing in to the car to try and accommodate for the new set of tyres, but I picked up more understeer. It made the car very unpredictable to drive and I lost time."
"I think we're just not very good in low downforce trim, I can't get comfortable with my corner entries and use my strength, which is to carry speed into the turns. I was always going to be a prime candidate not to make it through to the second part of qualifying, based on this morning's session."
"The car was actually more competitive in the first part of qualifying, when the track temperature was quite a bit lower so I was able to achieve P13. In the second session I had more oversteer and struggled in the corners. I couldn't go any quicker and it's disappointing to finish in P16."
Christian Horner, Sporting director:
"Our performance was about as disappointing as England's football performance today. Obviously Bridgestone has bought a very strong tyre here, which has mixed the grid round a bit. But, we know we'll be better on longer runs so we'll see what tomorrow brings."
Qualifying Position: 17th
Best Time: 1:13.180
Chassis Number: 3
Qualifying Position: 16th
Best Time: 1:12.773
Chassis Number: 2