Japanese GP: HRT Saturday report

Due to heavy rain all day long, both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers, Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto, were only able to do one installation lap in the third practice session. The qualifying had to be postponed until Sunday, 10:00-11:00, just...

Due to heavy rain all day long, both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers, Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto, were only able to do one installation lap in the third practice session. The qualifying had to be postponed until Sunday, 10:00-11:00, just five hours before the race start. According to the weather forecast for tomorrow, the conditions will improve and it will be dry and clear for the race.

Dr. Colin Kolles, Team Principal:

"Unfortunately, we couldn't run today as the rain was too heavy. We decided to stay in the garage with both cars and waited for it to rain less. Now, we have to prepare for an action-packed day as qualifying and the race are on the same day. It looks like tomorrow's conditions are going to be dry and we hope for a successful day for our team."

Sakon Yamamoto:

"I want to thank the spectators who were patient and stayed until the final decision had been made. They were waiting in the rain for the cars to drive, which was not possible unfortunately. We are looking forward to tomorrow and it is going to be exciting with qualifying and race within only some hours."

Bruno Senna:

"As expected, it was raining a lot and the rain even got heavier during the day. Tomorrow we will have a busy day, with the qualifying session and race under what it looks like dry conditions. The spectators showed a great support as they stayed until the end even when it was raining a lot."

-source: hrt

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