Lack of pace at Red Bull

Mark Webber - 11th“We’ve struggled for speed for most of the weekend. It’s a new venue here, which brings variety to the positions, but we don’t seem to have the pace we had a few races ago, which is quite frustrating. There were a few laps I was pleased with, but we didn’t make it through to Q3.”

David Coulthard - 17th“I expected to be able to make it through that first part of qualifying. On my last run, I ran wide in Turn 5 and dropped about four tenths, although I pulled two tenths back, the net loss over the whole lap meant it wasn’t enough to go through. It’s just the way these qualifying sessions go. That was probably one my messiest sessions and I’m disappointed.”

Christian Horner, Team Principal“A very disappointing qualifying.  We seem to have struggled for pace here all weekend despite having been very fast in the last sector and it’s frustrating for the drivers to finish in 14th and 17th. An incident filled race is the only way we’re likely to achieve any points this weekend, so we’ll wait and see. Congratulations to Toro Rosso who got both their cars into the top ten for the first time.”

Fabrice Lom, Renault“A bad day and a bad result. It was bad beginning to the week with the plane crash in Madrid and the death of Dino Toso, chief aerodynamicist for Renault, which puts things in perspective. But, life goes on and coming back to our present work, we have to work like hell now to bounce back from here. We already need to be thinking about the next race in Spa.”