German GP: HRT preview

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, hoping to achieve its third double-car finish in a row in Hockenheim Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team wants to tie in another good performance like the one the team showed at the last race in Silverstone....

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, hoping to achieve its third double-car finish in a row in Hockenheim

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team wants to tie in another good performance like the one the team showed at the last race in Silverstone. Alternating with the Nuerburgring circuit, the German Grand Prix takes place at the long Hockenheim circuit this year. The track, with a length of 4.574 km, is well-known for its unique atmosphere in the "Motodrom" arena sector. After its reconstruction in 2002, the circuit is amongst the most modern tracks of the calendar and has proved a recipe for thrilling fights. The track features a flat-out section, the Parabolika, where drivers can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h just before breaking heavily into the right-hand hairpin. This is the scene of most overtaking maneuvers, and getting the braking right here is critical. Another passing place for the most fearless of the drivers is at the entrance of the stadium section, where the cars arrive at 205 km/h.

After Sakon Yamamoto gave a very positive performance in Silverstone, the team has decided to give the Japanese driver another opportunity to drive the car alongside Bruno Senna. Karun Chandhok is still part of the Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team family and is likely to be in the car at some later races this season.

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team will try to recap another two car finish, which would be the third in a row and the fifth of the 2010 Formula 1 season. The Spanish team is prepared for another good performance at the German Grand Prix and will try to fight for positions again with the other teams.

Prior to the race on Sunday, the drivers of Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, will get a lesson on how to drive a truck at the driving ground next to the circuit on Thursday.

Team Principal Dr Colin Kolles:
"After the solid result we could achieve in Silverstone, we want to go on like this and show a good performance again. The circuit in Hockenheim has a mix of slow and medium speed corners, and it requires strong measures of downforce. Because of this mix, it will be challenging to find the right set-up for the car. About 60% of the track is run under full throttle and it is especially demanding for the aerodynamic efficiency of the car, as well as the engine."

Sakon Yamamoto, race driver #20:
"I have a lot of good memories of the circuit in Hockenheim. I like the track layout with the passing point at the end of the long straight and also the Stadium sector, which is very challenging. There is always a nice atmosphere with the spectators at the grandstands and I am always looking forward to come back to Hockenheim. Compared to Silverstone, I think we are more competitive and we can achieve a good result again. The last race weekend was very exciting for me. Now, the team has given me another chance to race on Sunday and I will do my best to prove that it was the right decision."

Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"I am looking forward to the race in Hockenheim as I have had a podium finish in GP2 in 2008 and I really like this track. It is a very interesting circuit with a mix of a wide and fast new section and a twisty and technical old part, which makes it challenging to set the car up. The stadium area is extremely difficult to get right and catches the driver on how much speed you can carry and how much of the track you can use. Hockenheim is one of the circuits where downforce is not as important as Silverstone or Barcelona, so I believe we will be slightly more competitive against the other new teams and I hope to have a good battle against them."

-source: hrt

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