Italy Sunday quotes: Red Bull

Mark Webber - 8th: "We came out after the first stop behind Robert and Fernando and lost a lot of time on the fresh tyres. That's when Heikki got a really good gap on me, so the first seven or eight laps behind them killed the tyres and trying to go through them wasn't easy so lost some time. The last section wasn't too bad, but when you're ten seconds behind starting it, then that's where you've finished. So we did give some points away today, but it's hard to get everything right on days like this."

Italy Sunday quotes: Red Bull

David Coulthard - 16th: "I had some difficulties in the beginning as my brake balance bar jammed, so I couldn't get rearwards on the brakes - they locked up and I went off at 2nd Lesmo. Thereafter I burned out the rear tyres early so I had blisters on the rear wets.

"Coming into the pitstop we put on the inters, but again seemed to burn out the rear tyres early, so I kept tip-toeing through the corners and kept losing places. In the end Nakajima came out around on the outside under braking at the Parabloica, but there's an arc through the corner and I couldn't avoid him - when he was turning in he hit my wing."

Christian Horner: "First of all congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Toro Rosso on a fantastic result for Red Bull. Sebastian drove a fantastic race and totally destroyed the opposition. Red Bull Technology can be very proud of the car that they have provided.

"Mark's first stint in the race was good, unfortunately he dropped out in traffic and then a spin on his out lap on inters cost him places to Massa. However, he was very quick at the end of the race, but unfortunately, having dropped places on his out lap he couldn't re-gain them, so a frustrating result for Mark when the potential was there to do better.

"For David we gambled on running an inter on his one stop with nothing to lose and unfortunately, towards the end of the race he started dropping back and then an accident with Nakajima finished his afternoon."

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: "A difficult race for us. We were third on the gird, but in these conditions Mark nearly went off. We finished eighth with one point, so it's better than nothing but honestly very, very frustrating. In the end the pace was there - we were very quick. But well done to Sebastian and to Toro Rosso. First pole, first victory the same weekend it's magic."

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