Strong performance for Red Bull

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The Red Bull Racing Team can look back with a smile on the qualifying session for the Turkish Grand Prix. Mark Webber was able to put his car 6th on the grid while team mate David Coulthard qualified 10th at the Istanbul Speed Park.

Mark Webber, Position 6th:
"It's good to get P6 today, after letting the team down yesterday with a bit of a shunt. The only
downside of today's result is that we're on the left-hand side of the grid, but, apart from that, it
went very well. We're in reasonable shape to get some good points tomorrow, we'll just have to keep our nose clean and have good clean pit stops. It's going to be an interesting race, the team has done a great job today - to get both cars into Q3 was a good effort."

David Coulthard, Position 10th:
"I'm happy to be through to the top ten after problems at the last two grands prix. We used all our option tyres to get there though, two sets in Q1 and two sets in Q2, as I didn't want to take any risks. As a result, we only had primes left at the end. We only did one run in Q3 as we wanted to save fuel, so the car was very heavy."

Christian Horner: "A strong team performance in this morning's practice was
converted into solid grid positions this afternoon for tomorrow's race. Mark used his head in the final session (Q3) and aborted a lap he wasn't entirely happy with, which meant he saved a lap of fuel. He then did an excellent lap and extracted everything from the car on option tyres to get P6. David did an excellent job to get comfortably through to Q3. As he had no soft tyres left for his final run, we were always adopting a strategic game with him. It was a strong team performance."

Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer, Track Support: "We are very pleased with today's result. To have both cars in the top ten is what we have been aiming for and now we have it. The Q2 times of both drivers were very good. Sixth and tenth is a good result for us, now let's see what we can do with that tomorrow."