German GP - Red Bull Ferrari - Qualifying
David Coulthard made it through to the third part of qualifying and therefore starts a solid tenth for the Red Bull Ferrari team. With a heavy fuel load on board Coulthard was unable to make further progress while team-mate Christian
Klien had to be satisfied with 12th.
“It’s great to get through to the top ten, it’s just disappointing that once we’re there, that’s where we stay, in tenth. I’d no fresh tyres remaining in the last qualifying stint, so I wasn’t able to attack so much. The nature of this circuit makes it tricky to drive in some of the turns. The high-speed entries to Turn one and the stadium are followed by very short apexes, so how you commit to that first phase of the circuit can be tricky to judge. It’s difficult to nail the exact position that you need to take. But, other than that, a solid day today.”
“I expected to be in the top ten today, as this morning was so good, but I finished the second qualifying stint just one tenth away from it.
It’s a bit of a shame that I didn’t improve on my second new tyre run – I had a little bit of traffic. The car was well balanced, so I was pretty happy, and the tyres worked well meaning we were quite competitive. From P12 on the grid, we still should have a good race tomorrow.”
“For the second race in succession, David put in a solid qualifying performance and made it through into the top ten. Tenth and twelfth are respectable starting positions. I think that we’ve been reasonable through the weekend so far, and we’ll obviously be looking to move forward from those positions during the race.”
Source Red Bull Ferrari