Troubled Start for Red Bull Drivers

The Red Bull team had a troubled start to their Malaysian Grand Prix weekend after two of their drivers were hit by problems

Troubled Start for Red Bull Drivers

Italian third driver Vitantonio Liuzzi suffered a suspension problem in the afternoon session which saw him covering just 11 laps. Liuzzi's work is crucial on Fridays as his teammates limit their running in order to preserve their engines.

Austrian Christian Klien was also hit by problems.

"All in all it was quite a good practice until we had the two problems with Tonio and Christian's cars," said technical director Guenther Steiner. "Tonio's problem was a breakage of the rear suspension before he went off and we will have to check exactly what caused it.

"On Christian's car it was an electronic problem that we are investigating to see if it was due to the heat or something else. We are having a little bit of a problem deciding our tyres but we will get on top of that."

Red Bull had an impressive debut in Australia, where both David Coulthard and Klien scored points. The veteran Scot, who finished in fourth position after running much of the race in second place, was 10th quickest in today's second session.

"It was a tricky session trying to find clear laps," said Coulthard. "Obviously it is the nature of this track that it is very demanding on the balance of the car, which means finding stability and consistency is the key here. We have more practice time tomorrow so we will see what that brings us."

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