Coulthard Rues Costly Errors

David Coulthard blamed an off-track incident in practice and a sideways moment at Turn One for his failure to qualify inside the Top 10 for the Hungarian Grand Prix

Coulthard Rues Costly Errors

The Red Bull Racing driver had cost himself valuable experience of the grip available from new tyres when he ran off the track at Turn Four in the final minutes of morning practice.

That setback, allied to a far from perfect qualifying lap, has left him down in 13th on the grid - two places behind teammate Christian Klien.

"I'm a little disappointed," said Coulthard. "I had a little bit of a wobble at Turn One and know I could have extracted more time in the middle section, but that's what I achieved today.

"It's now a question of looking ahead to the race. I didn't give myself the best preparation for qualifying this morning as I went off the track on my new tyres, and that was effectively the only time I had to try them out before qualifying.

"I knew I was always going to give away a little time after that, but we'll just have to see what we can do tomorrow."

Speaking about his qualifying lap, Klien said: "Not a bad qualifying time for me, I think. The balance of the car felt much better in qualifying than it did this morning, so I was able to push quite hard.

"It was a pretty clean lap with no mistakes so I'm happy. It's also good to have gone faster than my team-mate David."

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