Brazilian GP: HRT preview

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, ready to carry on achieving positive results in Brazil With only two races left, the Formula 1 Championship heads off to the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Interlagos, one of the most exciting and defiant tracks on...

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, ready to carry on achieving positive results in Brazil

With only two races left, the Formula 1 Championship heads off to the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Interlagos, one of the most exciting and defiant tracks on the calendar. Situated on the outskirts of Sao Paulo city, the region is located between two large artificial lakes, the Guarapiranga and the Billings, built in the early 20th century to supply water and electric power to the city. The 4.309 km lap is a physical challenge for the drivers, who have to race anti-clockwise, like in Turkey and Singapore, on a bumpy surface that causes major vibrations in the car. The high altitude of the track and the low air density will drop the engine's power a bit and make it difficult for everyone. The grandstands are always full of Brazilian enthusiastic fans as it's always one of the most expected races of the season.

After obtaining the best race result of the season in Korea, Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team wants to demonstrate that it can carry on achieving these positive results until the end of its first season in Formula 1. At the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Bruno Senna is competing at home, the Spanish team's drivers are ready to keep on fighting like in the last races and cross the finish line in a good position again.

Dr. Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"After achieving our best race result of the season, we want to tie in this success and are looking forward to the next race in Brazil. The circuit offers a mix of medium and low speed corners and the second sector is very twisty. As the track is quite bumpy, we will need a car with good mechanical grip and rear stability. As it runs anti-clockwise, the race is going to be a challenge for every driver and their necks. If it is raining like it has already done during other years, it is going to be interesting because the racing line gets very slippery. For both drivers, it is going to be an interesting race as Bruno Senna is racing for the first time in front of the Brazilian crowd and for Christian Klien, as he gets another chance after Singapore to race again. We are hoping to have a good race weekend again."

Christian Klien, Race driver #20:
"I am excited to come to Brazil where I already raced two times, the last time in 2005, and where I could achieve good results. The circuit is quite challenging and we are racing anti-clockwise which is going to be tough for the neck. There are many slow corners and the long straight at the start-finish-line where high speeds are possible. I am very happy to get a second opportunity to do another Grand Prix here after Singapore and I hope that we are doing a good weekend with positive results."

Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"I'm really looking forward to the Brazilian GP and it is going to be my first time competing at home. I haven't driven with a proper race car in Interlagos, but I know the circuit by heart and it's very challenging. Interlagos has mostly medium to low speed corners and is anti-clockwise, apart from being bumpy in places. So, the car needs to be suited to the bumps and long radius corners of the circuit. It's going to be a special race weekend for me and I hope to achieve my best result of the season! I hope the crowd will give away great energy and support to me and the Brazilian drivers."

-source: hrt

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Christian Klien , Bruno Senna , Colin Kolles