David Coulthard has said that he is happy to have qualified twelfth for his home event at Silverstone, as the car just didn't have the pace to get into the top-ten.

Speaking following today's qualifying, the Scot added that he wasn't very hopeful going into session as he had had a tough final practice earlier in the day and as such didn't feel confident with the Adrian Newey designed Red Bull Racing-Renault RB3.

"Twelfth is actually a bit better than what I expected going into qualifying, as I was struggling in this morning's session," he noted. "The car felt unsettled in the middle runs, if I gained something in one area, I'd lose it in another, but on the last lap I managed to hook up all the sectors.

"Maybe the final lap was a little conservative, but I don't think I could have done any more to get into the top ten."

Asked about the race and if they can now do something with the strategy to get him up into the points, DC added that it will be difficult to achieve that.

"This is a circuit where track position and car pace is what will play out, therefore even if we decide to run heavy tomorrow, which would be an option, I don't believe it would make a big difference. I think it will be difficult to get into the points, but we'll do what we can," he continued.

Mark Webber meanwhile will start one place better than DC in the sister RB3 after taking eleventh spot and missing out on getting into the top ten by less than a tenth of a second.

"Qualifying was pretty close today," said the Aussie. "On my last run, I went a little wide in Turn 14 and then didn't get the braking right in Turn 15. But, eleventh is where we are, so we'll see what happens tomorrow in the race."

 

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