It was a very frustrating race for the Red Bull Racing Team at the Hungaroring today. The team missed out on Championship points as David Coulthard finished the Hungarian GP in 11th position and team mate Mark Webber was 9th.
David Coulthard, (Finish Position 11th, Start Position: 10th)
"It was very inconsistent between sets of tyres out on track, so it was difficult to judge our out and out performance. Other than that, there wasn't too much to report from this race."
Mark Webber, (Finish Position 9th, Start Position: 9th)
"Regarding the strategy, we thought that if we could get some clear air between lap 20-something through to 30, we'd switch to a three-stop strategy, but it wasn't enough for us to get a point today. The car balance improved as the race went on, and I had slightly better pace in the last two stints, but I don't think there was much more we could have done today. I was happy with how I drove, we gave everything. It's good now for everyone to have a break and re-group so we can finish the last six races as strong as we can be."
Christian Horner: "It was a frustrating race, as we were lacking a little bit of pace. With Mark we opted to run a three-stop strategy, which was the quickest way for him to complete the race, but we just missed out on a point. With David, we rolled the dice when we saw Davidson's car beached in a precarious position on the circuit, as we thought the safety car could be deployed. David was out of the points, so we gambled on his position, bought him into the pits and fuelled him to the finish. Unfortunately it didn't work out, but it was worth a try. On a positive note, we got two more finishes today and had 100 per cent reliability all weekend."
Fabrice Lom, Renault Principal Engineer, Track Support: "On one hand, this is a good result, as both cars raced reliably, which has not always been the case this year. So, from a technical point of view this was a good day, but in mathematical terms it was not so good with a Toyota in sixth and a Williams in seventh, as we lose points to our main rivals. Therefore, we now have to look at improving performance while maintaining our reliability."