Coulthard Looking to Score Points

Scot David Coulthard is looking to score his first points with the Red Bull team at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

Coulthard Looking to Score Points

Scot David Coulthard is looking to score his first points with the Red Bull team at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

Both Coulthard and Austrian teammate Christian Klien benefitted from the heavy rain that hit Melbourne after they had completed their flying laps to finish near the top of the times. Coulthard, in his first race with the Red Bull team, wound up sixth quickest.

Now the Scot is aiming to finish in the points tomorrow.

"Although my position is good, my laptime was quite disappointing," said Coulthard. "My car had quite a lot of oversteer throughout the lap so I wasn't able to attack fully.

"If conditions had been like that during a test session I would have come straight back in, but obviously you don't have that luxury in qualifying - you just have to deal with it. Tomorrow is another day, though, and I'll do my best to finish and give the team some points in its first race."

Klien outqualified his veteran teammate, the Austrian finishing as fifth fastest over four second behind the quickest time.

"In the final seconds before going out, it is always difficult to make your tyre choice in conditions like these," said Klien. "It was very wet and I was the eighth car out, but I made a late decision to go out on intermediates and think that was the right call.

"I went out not really knowing what to expect, but my lap was all right and I don't think I made any mistakes. Obviously it is difficult to say whether the chassis balance was better than before but I was happy with the set-up given the conditions.

"But this is just the start. I'll have to see how I do in tomorrow's final qualifying. "

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