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Hungarian GP: Qualifying notes - Red Bull

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04/08/2007

David Coulthard: Obviously, the goal is to get into the top ten and I'm disappointed not to have made it, but, in comparison to my morning session where every tyre I ran on was graining, I think this afternoon was actually a step forward. We now have a fuel choice for tomorrow and I'm starting on the clean side of the grid, which is good.

Mark Webber: It's not ideal to be tenth on the grid here, actually it's one of the worst positions to be in as it's so hard to overtake! I'd prefer to be eleventh. With the qualifying rules we now have, you can end up going through all of Q3 but finishing tenth means you don't really gain anything, as you can't adjust your fuel ahead of the race as the other cars behind you can. But, I think we have a reasonable strategy so we'll see what we can do tomorrow.

Christian Horner: It's an interesting grid for tomorrow's race. We believe we're well placed strategically and it'll be interesting to see how it pans out. The choice between the soft and hard tyres today was different for each team. David was unfortunate to miss out on the top ten by just 100th of a second, but it gives him freedom of choice for his strategy tomorrow. We'll be looking to push up the order during tomorrow afternoon.

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: From a technical point of view, everything worked perfectly. David qualified well and missed out on getting to Q3 by the tiniest of margins, while Mark did a strong job as usual. He is tenth, but let us wait until tomorrow to see what fuel loads the others are running. For our part, we feel we are in a good position in terms of fuel. The package seems to be going well here and we have done all we can to have a good race when, as expected, we will be fighting with Toyota and Williams.

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