After showing good progress during the whole weekend in Singapore, Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was very unlucky at its first night race. Both drivers, who were running at the Singapore Street Circuit for the first time, had to retire. Bruno Senna...
After showing good progress during the whole weekend in Singapore, Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was very unlucky at its first night race. Both drivers, who were running at the Singapore Street Circuit for the first time, had to retire. Bruno Senna had to stop on lap 32 after not being able to avoid Kamui Kobayashi's car, who had gone into the wall just some seconds before. On the other hand, Christian Klien retired from the race on the same lap after detecting a hydraulic failure in his car during his second pit-stop. After an unlucky Sunday, the Spanish team is already looking forward to the Japanese Grand Prix.
Dr. Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"It was an unlucky weekend because we did not finish the race. As we knew that a lot of things could have happened on this track, we were in a good position after deciding to have an early pit-stop during the first safety car period. One car crashed in an unfortunate situation, and the other one had a hydraulic failure on the same lap. Now we have to look forward and think of Japan, which I think is one of the best tracks."
"I really enjoyed being back in Formula One again even though a comeback here in Singapore might be one of the most difficult. Due to the humidity and the challenging circuit, it has been a tough race today. At the beginning I got off to a good start, could win some positions and was 18th in the meantime. I want to thank the whole team for their great job and also for giving me the opportunity to race."
"As soon as I came out of the corner and into the braking area the flags came out, but it was too late and there was no way to avoid the accident. The marshals were just too late and I didn't have any notice of what was going on. It's just one of those days. But we have to keep on working hard for Japan."