Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team finished a difficult weekend with much improved race pace and achieved another double car finish
Hungaroring Circuit, Sunday, 01 August 2010
Weather: Sunny - air temperature 29DEGC, track temperature 43DEGC
Race: 70 laps
Track length: 4.381
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 17th
Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #20 19th
Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was able to finish the race with two cars for the fifth time of the season today at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto made no mistakes and thanks to the good job the whole team did, they were able to finish 17th and 19th respectively. Taking into account that the Hungaroring is a high downforce circuit, it was a very positive result for the Spanish team.
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"We are very happy about another double car finish here in Hungary. Our performance was much better than yesterday's and we could improve a lot. The gap to the other teams was smaller than expected and during the safety car period and the following pit stops, we could even win a position. We decided to work on different strategies. Bruno Senna started on option tyres and changed to prime tyres at the pit stops while Sakon Yamamoto used first the prime tyres and changed then to the option tyres. It was a good result for our team again and everyone did a great job this weekend. Now we are having a summer break and after it, we want to tie in this positive result."
Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20:
"I am happy for the team which achieved its target of a two-car finish. We decided to have a different tyre strategy as we started on prime tyres. This was good because we could get different data, which we can use in preparation for the next races. We are going to have a summer break in which I'd like to have a good preparation for the following races."
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"Our performance was better than in yesterday's qualifying. It was a difficult race and to compete with the other teams was very difficult. But in the end, both cars finished the race and I want to thank the team, who did a good job. Now, we are all looking forward to the summer break and to compete again in the next races."