Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team with a difficult first day in Monza
10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION ONE
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 22nd (8 laps) 1.28.256
Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #20 24th (17 laps) 1.29.870
14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION TWO
F110-02 #21 24th (3 laps) no time
Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #20 23rd (5 laps) 1.29.498
Two weeks after the Belgian Grand Prix, Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team is back in action making its debut in Monza. In the first practice session, both drivers of the Spanish team, Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto, were able to get experience on this high speed circuit. In the morning, the Brazilian ended up 22nd (1.28.256) and the Japanese finished 24th (1.29.870). The second practice wasn't trouble free as both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers had technical problems.
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"In the morning session, Sakon Yamamoto did some aero testings in order to find the optimal adjustment for the race here in Monza. Later in practice two, he had to stop due to a gearbox failure. Bruno Senna had a problem with the fuel system and we changed some relevant parts between both sessions. Unfortunately, the same problem appeared again in the afternoon and now we have to define it exactly as it was not possible to do because of the short time between the sessions. We are analyzing the data to be prepared for tomorrow."
Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20:
"We couldn't get as much mileage and data as usual in both sessions today, unfortuntely. But with this knowledge we got, we have to work on a good set-up for qualifying and the race. "
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"Unfortunately, we didn't do many laps today due to a problem with the fuel system in both sessions. But we are already working to get it all sorted out and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for us."