Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers achieved their best qualifying result of the season
Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team completed qualifying for the German Grand Prix today. Both drivers of the Spanish team were able to achieve their best result in a qualifying session this season
and outpace another team's car. Bruno Senna will start tomorrow's race in 20th position after clocking a best lap time of 1.18.592 and Sakon Yamamoto qualified 22nd (1.19.844). Both drivers were able to run faster than in the morning session and keep on reducing the difference with the other teams. The next step is to build on the last two-car finish from Silverstone with a solid race.
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"Today we are happy with the result both drivers achieved in both sessions. Bruno Senna showed his best qualifying performance this season. Sakon Yamamoto learnt a lot from yesterday's practices and could improve his performance. Unfortunately, he had a shifting problem which is going to be investigated. We could catch up with the other new teams and we are confident to race the other teams tomorrow."
Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20:
"It was my second qualifying in a row after Silverstone and here we could improve a lot compared to the last weekend. Today it was a bit disappointing as we had a shifting problem on my fastest lap, which needs to be investigated for tomorrow. During the race, the weather conditions will be different and I'm going to do my best and I hope to finish the race again."
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"It feels like a really good qualifying for us and we have been closer to our competitors than expected. My lap was almost perfect as I could put all the sectors together. I think it was one of my best laps in qualifying this year, so I'm fairly happy. It was a good effort from the team and we will see how it goes tomorrow."