Europe Preview Quotes: Red Bull

David Coulthard: "After a disappointing race in Monaco I am hoping for better luck in this weekend's race at the Nurburgring. We were very unlucky to be put out of the race last weekend as I was heavy on fuel and could have been one of the last to pit. I never spend too much time reflecting on what might have been so I'm just looking forward to getting on with the job this weekend."

Europe Preview Quotes: Red Bull

Tonio Liuzzi: "This is one of my favourite circuits and I have good memories of the place as I won my first car race here in Formula Renault. The track is long and technically challenging, with some up and downhill sections and a good mix of slow, medium and fast turns and some rapid changes of direction - it should be fun to drive in an F1 car. The key to a good lap here is to get into a rhythm, balancing your own style with what you can get out of the traction control when dealing with the chicanes. After three grands prix, I feel I have gained a lot of experience and I hope to put it to good use this weekend."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director: "This weekend sees a change to the qualifying format, with just a single session on Saturday determining the grid for Sunday's race. I believe this will be an improvement on the previous format, with qualifying split across two days, as we will have a defined grid by Saturday evening. Our cars have always tended to work better when running with the race fuel load in the Sunday session, so this new format should suit us. The weather can be unpredictable at the Nurburgring and therefore could provide some interesting results."

Gunther Steiner, Technical Director: "With less than a week to prepare for this race since the last one, it is a busy time for all the teams. However, it has been particularly busy for us, as we have had to deal with the results of the Monaco accident damage suffered by David in free practice and by both drivers in the race. Everyone at the factory has worked hard to produce the new components and we will be fully prepared for the Nurburgring. The new qualifying format has no significant effect on the technical side, but the engineers who run our race strategy simulation programmes will need to have their plans fully formulated before the start of Saturday's qualifying, whereas before they had an extra day to think about it. It is nothing to worry about as they faced the same time constraints with last year's format."

shares
comments
Monaco a Turning Point, Says Williams
Previous article

Monaco a Turning Point, Says Williams

Next article

Analysis: Montoya Needs to Improve Luck

Analysis: Montoya Needs to Improve Luck
The 10 stories to watch out for across the rest of the 2022 F1 season Plus

The 10 stories to watch out for across the rest of the 2022 F1 season

It’s 13 down, nine to go as the Formula 1 teams pause for breath in the summer break. But what can we expect to happen over the next three months from Belgium to Abu Dhabi? Here's the key storylines to keep an eye out for the rest of the 2022 season

The inconvenient truth about F1’s ‘American driver’ dream Plus

The inconvenient truth about F1’s ‘American driver’ dream

OPINION: The Formula 1 grid's wait for a new American driver looks set to continue into 2023 as the few remaining places up for grabs - most notably at McLaren - look set to go elsewhere. This is despite the Woking outfit giving tests to IndyCar aces recently, showing that the Stateside single-seater series still has some way to go to being seen as a viable feeder option for F1

Formula 1
Aug 17, 2022
How a bad car creates the ultimate engineering challenge Plus

How a bad car creates the ultimate engineering challenge

While creating a car that is woefully off the pace is a nightmare scenario for any team, it inadvertently generates the test any engineering department would relish: to turn it into a winner. As Mercedes takes on that challenge in Formula 1 this season, McLaren’s former head of vehicle engineering reveals how the team pulled of the feat in 2009 with Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1
Aug 15, 2022
The under-fire F1 driver fighting for his future Plus

The under-fire F1 driver fighting for his future

Personable, articulate 
and devoid of the usual
 racing driver airs and graces,
 Nicholas Latifi is the last Formula 1 driver you’d expect to receive death threats, but such was the toxic legacy of his part in last year’s explosive season finale. And now, as ALEX KALINAUCKAS explains, he faces a battle to keep his place on the F1 grid…

Formula 1
Aug 13, 2022
The strange tyre travails faced by F1’s past heroes Plus

The strange tyre travails faced by F1’s past heroes

Modern grand prix drivers like to think the tyres they work with are unusually difficult and temperamental. But, says  MAURICE HAMILTON, their predecessors faced many of the same challenges – and some even stranger…

Formula 1
Aug 12, 2022
The returning fan car revolution that could suit F1 Plus

The returning fan car revolution that could suit F1

Gordon Murray's Brabham BT46B 'fan car' was Formula 1 engineering at perhaps its most outlandish. Now fan technology has been successfully utilised on the McMurtry Speirling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, could it be adopted by grand prix racing once again?

Formula 1
Aug 11, 2022
Hamilton's first experience of turning silver into gold Plus

Hamilton's first experience of turning silver into gold

The seven-time Formula 1 world champion has been lumbered with a duff car before the 2022 Mercedes. Back in 2009, McLaren’s alchemists transformed the disastrous MP4-24 into a winning car with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel. And now it’s happening again at his current team, but can the rate of progress be matched this year?

Formula 1
Aug 11, 2022
Why few could blame Leclerc for following the example of Hamilton’s exit bombshell Plus

Why few could blame Leclerc for following the example of Hamilton’s exit bombshell

OPINION: Ferrari's numerous strategy blunders, as well as some of his own mistakes, have cost Charles Leclerc dearly in the 2022 Formula 1 title battle in the first half of the season. Though he is locked into a deal with Ferrari, few could blame Leclerc if he ultimately wanted to look elsewhere - just as Lewis Hamilton did with McLaren 10 years prior

Formula 1
Aug 9, 2022