It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Red Bull Racing Team at Istanbul Speed Park today. David Coulthard experienced no problems at all during the two free practice sessions while team mate Mark Webber crashed out of the second practice session. Mark remained unhurt but his car was damaged and needs repairing for tomorrow's practice and qualifying session.
David Coulthard, 1st Practice P17, 2nd Practice P4
"Today was similar to the Friday session in Spain - there were no major problems, it was all about following the track evolution and making sure we had the balance right. There are a lot of long corners on this circuit, you can see people are going off quite easily, so it's critical to get the front end right here. We'll look at the data now and decide what we'll do for tomorrow."
Mark Webber, 1st Practice P16, 2nd Practice P19
"Going off the track at Turn 6 was 100 percent my fault. I didn't respect the green Astroturf that sits on the outside of the track enough. I was a bit too loaded up on the outside of the track, the Astroturf was a bit damp, and I went off, it was my fault. I apologise to the guys and we'll bounce back from this tomorrow."
1st Practice Position: 17 Best Time: 1:30.340 Laps: 13 Chassis No: 3
2nd Practice Position: 4 Best Time: 1:27.763 Laps: 24 Chassis No: 3
1st Practice Position: 16 Best Time: 1:30.088 Laps: 21 Chassis No: 4
2nd Practice Position: 19 Best Time: 1:29.633 Laps: 4 Chassis No: 4