Belgian GP: HRT Friday report

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team is back into action in Spa-Francorchamps with the typical weather conditions in the Ardennes. After a wet and rainy first practice session in the morning, Bruno Senna finished in position 22 (2.07.737) and Sakon...

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team is back into action in Spa-Francorchamps with the typical weather conditions in the Ardennes. After a wet and rainy first practice session in the morning, Bruno Senna finished in position 22 (2.07.737) and Sakon Yamamoto (2.10.507) was 24th. In the afternoon, it dried up and the track got quicker. Consequently, both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers improved and clocked their best lap times of 1.55.751 for Bruno Senna (22nd) and 1.56.039 for Sakon Yamamoto (23rd) in the last minutes of the session.

Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"It was a useful day for our team with the typical weather here in Spa under difficult conditions. We could run many laps and both drivers got a lot of track time. This was very important, as it prepared us for racing on the wet track, but also when it is drying up. Sakon Yamamoto stopped his car at the end of the second practice because of an alarm message displayed on his dash board and to avoid further damage. We got a lot of experience today and we will see, what awaits for us tomorrow."

Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20:
"We could get a lot of data in both sessions today under wet and drying up conditions. We fulfilled our testing program and I could get more experience in the car. Before the end of the session in the afternoon, I had to stop the car when I got an alarm message on my display. Now, we are looking forward to the qualifying and we will see, what tomorrow brings."

Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"Today it was tricky with a wet practice in the morning and a dry one in the afternoon. It was a good experience to run with all types of tyres and we got a lot of good data out of it. In the wet, we were competitive and in the dry we hope to pick up the pace. We will see what the conditions are tomorrow in terms of finding the right set-up for the car in qualifying and the race."

-source: hrt

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bruno Senna , Sakon Yamamoto , Colin Kolles