Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team completed its first night-time qualifying session today in Singapore. Christian Klien will start his first race with the Spanish team from 22nd position, and Bruno Senna qualified 23rd. Both drivers were able to clock their best times of the weekend so far. Before, in the third practice session, both drivers covered 16 laps each at the wheel of the car and kept on gaining experience in Singapore. Bruno Senna ended up 23rd (1.55.367) and Christian Klien finished 24th (1.54.826).
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"Today we are quite happy with the qualifying result. Christian Klien got more and more used to the car and felt more comfortable than yesterday. He could improve continuously all over the weekend and due to traffic on his fastest lap in third practice, he could even have done better. He did a very good job. Bruno Senna could use the option and prime tyres well and was pushing very hard today. I am sure he will show a good performance again during the race. Tomorrow is going to be a tough as it is very hot and humid here and the drivers need to be very concentrated not to do a mistake."
Christian Klien, Race driver #20:
"It's great to be back and I am very happy about my qualifying result from today. I was a bit nervous before the session but then I was completely concentrated on doing the best lap time possible. I could improve constantly during the weekend and we achieved our aim completely. We are ready for anything that can happen tomorrow, and I hope to achieve a good result again."
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"It was hard to drive today. In the third practice, we had understeer and in qualifying, it changed to oversteer. But tomorrow is another day and we hope that the track conditions will improve again. We are trying to do better tomorrow and I am looking forward to my first night race."