Red Bull Pair Pleased after Changes

Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard and Christian Klien are quietly optimistic about their chances of making an impression in this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix after chasing set-up modifications all day Friday

Red Bull Pair Pleased after Changes

Both drivers had problems with their ride-heights during the two practice sessions and found themselves needing to alter the settings on their cars as the track's characteristics changed as it rubbered in.

Coulthard said: "The track was pretty bumpy and the car was too low for the first few laps, so we increased the ride height and things improved after that. 

"Although I drove the circuit in a road car when I visited the city a few weeks ago for a PR event, the experience of driving in an F1 car is so different that it didn't really help me today.

"It's always a challenge to come to a new circuit and as the track rubbers in we will see lap times continue to improve. It'll be good to see what we can do here over the weekend."

Klien added: "During the second practice session, I went a little bit too quickly into Turn eight. The car was touching the floor and it was just enough to mean I lost the rear and spun off. There was no damage from the incident though and I was able to continue.

"We then changed the set-up of the car to improve its balance. This was needed as the track was changing throughout the session as it offered more and more grip.

"At the end of the second practice, I made a few mistakes and didn't set such a good lap time, but in the long run, when I had good balance in the car, the lap times were better, so it's looking promising for tomorrow."

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