Bahrain GP: Qualifying notes - Red Bull

14/04/2007
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David Coulthard: The car seemed to lose seventh gear at the end of my first qualifying run, at Turn 12. We thought it was a sensor failure so the team changed something and I went back out. However, it appeared that the car had lost fifth, sixth and seventh gear, which is not ideal when you're trying to qualify!

Mark Webber: I'd have liked to have done a little bit better at the end of the third qualifying session, but that's where we are. We'll see if we can get a point or two tomorrow in the race.

Christian Horner: This is the third race and the third time Mark's made it into the top ten. He drove very well throughout qualifying, building up his pace and I think he extracted the maximum out of the car today. He's continued to impress us with his application and hopefully he can have a strong race tomorrow. David had appalling luck when his car suffered a gear failure on his first run, meaning he was unable to take any further part in qualifying. But, he's shown strong pace during the weekend so far, so hopefully we can help him with a good race strategy tomorrow.

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: “Analyzing our results today is trying to decide if the glass is half full or half empty. Once again Mark did an amazing job through Q1 and Q2 and secured his position in the Top 10. Unfortunately David had some problems which prevented him from qualifying well. The engine worked perfectly which is really satisfying but we are expecting a tough race tomorrow. Although we are confident in the engine's ability to complete the race in such conditions, we are also aware that reliability can never be taken for granted. We hope to make a strong start tomorrow and that the engine will allow the drivers to race aggressively and hopefully score some points!

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Published: 14/04/2007
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