Monaco GP: Qualifying notes - Red Bull


David Coulthard: I didn't know Kovalainen was on a timed lap or else, quite clearly, I would have got out of the way. I did communicate with the team to find out what was happening with the traffic around me, but there was a misunderstanding so I didn't get the correct information. It's disappointing as we were progressing well though out the sessions and I was pretty confident I could get the most out of the car.

Mark Webber: The session went pretty well. I was having trouble getting into a good rhythm at the start to be honest, but as the session continued, I felt more comfortable with the car. It was a bit frantic in the last part of Q3 when there was a little bit of rain, but sixth is not bad so I'm looking forward to the start of the race tomorrow.

Christian Horner: It was a good effort by Mark to qualify in our best grid position of the year so far. He's sixth on the grid and we believe we have a good strategy for him tomorrow. It's frustrating that having comfortably got two cars into the top ten for Q3 one couldn't participate, as David held up Kovalainen as he started his timed lap. This was the result of a communication error from the pit wall to the car and was certainly not done by David deliberately.

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: We are a bit disappointed because we had the chance to have both cars in Q3 today. The car was working very well and our performance level was strong. We know how important it is to qualify well here and it's a pity for David as his race is going to be tougher now. But we still believe in our chances for tomorrow: Mark is P6 and our package seems strong; David will be able to bounce back. It is going to be a tough race but an exciting challenge!

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Published: 26/05/2007
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