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Klien secures second Red Bull seat 06 Dec 2005

Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Sporting Director with Christian Klien (AUT) Red Bull Racing 
Formula One World Championship, Rd19,  Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, 16 October 2005

Red Bull Racing confirmed on Tuesday that 22-year-old Christian Klien will be their second driver for the 2006 season, when he will drive a Ferrari-powered RB2 alongside team mate David Coulthard.

With Coulthard already confirmed as the team's number-one driver and Dutchman Robert Doornbos confirmed as the team's test driver, the announcement finalises Red Bull Racing line-up for the start of the 2006 season.

"It's great that I'm going to be driving for Red Bull Racing again in 2006,” said Klien, who is now set to start his third season in Formula One. “Next year is really only the start for this team, I think it's got a great future ahead of it and to be able to be part of that is really exciting.

“I'm definitely looking to improve next year and get more points,” added the Austrian, who scored nine points to Coulthard’s 24 in 2005. “It's good to continue working with David as well, I'm still a young driver and can learn a lot from him, although like every racing driver, I'm keen to beat my team mate on the track."

The announcement means that Vitantonio Liuzzi, who shared Klien’s Red Bull seat in 2005, is now likely to get a race drive for next season with sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso.