British GP: HRT race report

Karun Chandhok F110-03 ...

Karun Chandhok  F110-03 #20  19th

Sakon Yamamoto F110-02 #21 20th

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was able to finish the race with both cars for the fourth time this season. The Spanish team is improving race by race and achieved the second two car finish in a row. Karun Chandhok finished in 19th position and his teammate Sakon Yamamoto ended up 20th at his first Formula 1 race since 2007. The Japanese driver's debut with Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, was positive and he could soon set a good race pace close behind Karun Chandhok, who showed a good race performance, too. Now, the Spanish team is hoping for a win at the football world cup final and the car had the "Vamos Espana" stickers on again.

Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"We are very happy with the result as today we could finish with two cars for the fourth time this season. Karun Chandhok and Sakon Yamamoto started on option tyres into the race as we found out that this tyre compound was the best for a long run. Our pit stop was quite late and we changed on prime tyres. Sakon showed a good performance during the race after being back in a Formula 1 car for many years. All in all, we had a trouble free race and I want to thank the team for doing a great job the whole weekend."

Karun Chandhok, Race driver #20:
"The race was pretty much as we expected to be honest. We weren't really in a position to race with others so I pushed early on to open about 15 seconds gap to Sakon. After the pit stop, I ran over some debris which damaged the barge board and the side pod on my car costing downforce. So after the safety car it was all about just managing the damage and the gap to Sakon. Another double finish for the team and that's about all we can expect at the moment."

Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #21:
"I am very happy that the team achieved its target, another two car finish. It was a good experience for me to race in Formula 1 again. I could improve all over the weekend and got a better feeling for the car. I want to thank the team for giving me the chance to race here in Silverstone. I could show that I am prepared to be back in the cockpit and whenever I'll get the opportunity to race again, I will take it. I also want to thank my fans who always supported me over the years. It was a very special and exciting weekend for me."

-source: hrt

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Sakon Yamamoto , Colin Kolles