Newey update is not ‘large step’

Thu, 8 June 2006, 11:51

Red Bull’s Christian Klien has moved to play down expectations for an Adrian Newey-penned bodywork package that will debut at Silverstone this weekend.

Teammate David Coulthard may have landed on the Monte Carlo podium with the unmodified ‘RB2’, but 23-year-old Klien rejected the assumption that, for the subsequent British grand prix, even a points finish can be expected.

”You can’t compare Monaco and Silverstone,” Klien told Austrian agency ‘apa’.

Like Williams, Milton Keynes-based Red Bull is expecting to fall back to earth on the aerodynamically-demanding English bends.

So, referring to the new bodywork, Klien said: ”We had hoped for more than two or so tenths (per lap). I do not expect a large step forward.”

Newey concurred, explaining to Motorsport Aktuell that he is busier ‘with the design of the 2007 car’.

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