13.00-14.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE THREE
Christian Klien F110-03 #20 24th (17 laps) 1.46.464
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 22nd (16 laps) 1.45.490
17.00-18.00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING
Christian Klien F110-03 #20 24th (10 laps) 1.45.296
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 23rd (10 laps) 1.45.085
last qualifying session of the 2010 season got underway this afternoon in Abu Dhabi. Both Hispania Racing drivers, Bruno Senna and Christian Klien, were on good form and were able to run faster than in the morning session, where the Brazilian ended up 22nd and in front of another new team, and the Austrian was 24th. Once more, the Hispania Racing cars were reliable and in the decisive qualifying hour both Bruno Senna and Christian Klien did 10 laps and will start tomorrow's race from 23rd (1.45.085) and 24th (1.45.296) position respectively.
Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal:
"The gap to the other new teams was not too big today. After fixing the problems Christian Klien had in the practice session, he could perform better. Bruno Senna could do a good lap and was close to our competitors. We could have achieved a better result but unfortunately we couldn't bring the sectors together. For the final race of the season we are hoping to have good fights with the other new teams and to achieve a satisfying result for us."
Christian Klien, Race driver #20:
"It was a difficult day for us and we had problems with the brakes in the third practice. That's why we had to change the braking system which then worked better than before. Unfortunately, there was not enough time during the qualifying session to get used to the new set-up and I didn't feel very comfortable in the car. But I hope that we can do a good race tomorrow and finish with both cars again to end the season in a good way."
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21:
"The track conditions were quite changeable today, but it improved during the day, even in qualifying. It was difficult to adapt to these changes but I could manage a good lap on the option tyres. It's going to be the last race of my first season in Formula 1, so I hope we can have a good and competitive one tomorrow."