Circuit de Monaco
MONACO GP - MONTE CARLO, 29TH OF MAY OF 2011 - CIRCUIT DE MONACO
Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team Principal:
“It has been a very tough weekend for the team but everybody worked very hard to achieve the best possible result under the circumstances.
We suffered the whole weekend with balance problems and, due to the reduced amount of running, were not able to get the best out of the car. Both drivers finished the race though, which is very important. No we must look ahead to Canada where we’re planning to introduce new updates which should improve the performance of the car”.
Narain Karthikeyan, Driver #22:
“I made a good start as I managed to keep the car together. The car went well in the first stint. I was ahead of Tonio when I came in for a pit stop and then the safety car came out twice which was unlucky and meant that I lost a lap. But I completed the race in Monaco which is a track where you don’t get to drive much so it’s very positive to have been able to get through every lap. We will come away from this race with positives and the sense that we’re moving forward”.
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Driver #23:
“It was a good race. I had a problem since the first lap with the power steering so it was a very tough race. Fortunately, we made it to the checkered flag. 16th is a good result and puts the team in a better position. This result is good for motivating the team for the upcoming races, it was hugely important to finish the race after the issues we’ve had this week. We overcame our difficulties and made it to the end which is a positive step”.
Weather: Sunny – Air 25ºC, Track 47ºC
Race: 78 laps
Track distance: 3.340km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 17th
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 16th