10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION ONE
Bruno Senna F110-02 #20 23rd (34 laps) 1.26.990
Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #21 24th (24 laps) 1.28.157
14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION TWO
Bruno Senna F110-02 #20 22nd (33 laps) 1.26.745
Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #21 23rd
(32 laps) 1.26.798
The first practice day got underway at the Hungaroring today. Under dry and sunny conditions, the drivers of Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto were in action and covered 58 laps between them in the morning and 65 more in the afternoon. In the first session, the Brazilian driver ended up 23rd with a best lap time of 1.26.990 and the Japanese driver finished 24th (1.28.157). The track conditions improved in the second practice and consequently, both drivers were able to improve the times they had clocked in the morning. Bruno Senna ended up 22nd (1.26.745) and Sakon Yamamoto 23rd (1.26.798).
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"At the beginning of the first practice session, the grip level was expectably low. With one car, we did almost half a race distance this morning. Sakon did a very good job today and he was close to Bruno. We will be more competitive in qualifying and the race."
Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20:
"We had some problems on the car this morning, so we couldn't go through the whole program. In the second practice session, we could fulfill the program and we got a lot of good data. We keep on working hard and getting ready for tomorrow."
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"In the first session, the track was very 'green' and the grip level was quite low. We tried some aero settings in preparation for the qualifying and the race. We could fulfill our testing program and, as we completed almost a whole race distance, you can see that the car is reliable."