Coulthard Rues Lack of Track Time

David Coulthard is not confident of scoring points in tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix after struggling for pace in qualifying

Coulthard Rues Lack of Track Time

The Scot and Red Bull teammate Christian Klien did not even set a laptime on Friday after not doing any running due to the poor weather.

Coulthard, 12th quickest, said the team had paid the price for the lack of track time.

"It's not been such a great weekend for us so far, due to the changeable weather," said Coulthard. "We had limited time on the track yesterday and, as a result, we're a bit on the back foot now. Neither Christian nor myself know the car well enough to push flat out here.

"We can nail the fast corners no problem, but on the medium speed ones we're struggling to know how much momentum we can take through the turn. I definitely think the car was capable of going quicker in qualifying than it did, but following yesterday's lack of track time, we didn't have the confidence to push.

"It's going to be difficult to get points here and the best chance for us will be if we see some varied weather tomorrow."

Klien was also downbeat after posting the 16th fastest time.

"Not my best qualifying lap of the season," Klien said. "We didn't have much time to set up the car because of yesterday's rain. The balance of the car was not so good in the morning practices and I was struggling with understeer.

"We made quite a lot of changes between the final free practice and qualifying session to try to improve things, but I think we went in the wrong direction and I wasn't able to push as hard as I'd have liked.

"For tomorrow's race, everything is open. It's hard to know what the weather's going to do here so I'll be concentrating on staying on the track and making no mistakes - in Spa you never know exactly what's going to happen."

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