Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, completed qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix today. Both Bruno Senna's and Sakon Yamamoto's cars performed reliably and also managed to run faster than in the morning session. Bruno Senna will start tomorrow's race from 23rd position after clocking
a best lap time of 1.26.391 and Sakon Yamamoto will start just behind him in 24th position (1.26.453).
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"Today, Sakon Yamamoto has shown a good performance but unfortunately, he made a mistake in the last sector of his final lap, which cost him three and a half tenths. He improved continuously over the weekend and found his pace early in the practices. Bruno Senna did his best lap time on his second outing on option tyres. Tomorrow is going to be a long and physically tough race as the temperatures are getting high on this technical track here in Hungary."
Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20:
"I am quite happy with this result for the team, which worked really hard and provided me a good car. The track conditions have changed compared to the practice session in the morning and it was a bit slippery. Consequently, it was a challenging qualifying and I could have done a better result but unfortunately, I lost some time in the last sector of my fastest lap. Apart from this, we could improve all over the weekend and we are looking forward to the race tomorrow, which is going to be a long one. I'll try to concentrate from the beginning until the end and to show my best performance."
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"It was a bit frustrating qualifying today and we had the potential to be further up. We were experimenting with the set-up this weekend as we were chasing after the changing track conditions. The car was hard to drive in qualifying and we have to look into the data and find out what we can do for the race tomorrow."