Colin Kolles says HRT would have done better in 2010 if they had used more experienced drivers.
No testing and no development meant the HRT cars were usually bringing up the rear in 2010.
Bruno Senna finished just 3.8s behind Lucas di Grassi’s Virgin in Abu Dhabi.
Every driver in the 2010 season finale posed for a group picture. Well, almost all of them…
HRT will keep Christian Klien as Bruno Senna’s team mate for the final race of 2010.
Which driver did the best job during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend?
Christian Klien will make his second race start of 2010 for HRT in Brazil this weekend.
There are signs HRT may be consdering another change to their driver line-up ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. The team’s pre-race press release does not include quotes from their intended drivers. Similar statements from every other race thie year have done. The team has already changed its driver pairing three times this year. They … Continue reading HRT yet to confirm Suzuka drivers
Bruno Senna found Christian Klien a tougher proposition than his previous two team mates, but neither driver finished in Singapore. Christian Klien Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.946 (-1.228) 1’54.174 Race position Average race lap 2’03.114 (+0.545) 2’02.569 Laps 31/61 29/61 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)
Christian Klien will return to F1 action this weekend in place of Sakon Yamamoto at HRT. Team principal Colin Kolles explained the reason for the 11th-hour change: It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and … Continue reading Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT
Former BMW tester Christian Klien has joined HRT as the Spanish team’s reserve and third driver. He will participate in the Friday practice sessions in Barcelona this weekend. Klien made his F1 debut at Jaguar in 2004 alongside Mark Webber. The Austrian remained at the team when it became Red Bull, initially sharing his drive … Continue reading Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday
Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme … Continue reading The Red Bull driver merry-go-round
Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours
Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.
It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours. I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours
Super Aguri are gone and the F1 field has shrunk down to 20 cars, increasing the competition for any seats that might become available. That’s bad news for some of the promising drivers squeezed out of the sport who might have hoped to get back in – to say nothing of Takuma Sato and Anthony … Continue reading Not enough seats to go round
Fernando Alonso’s prospects of joining Ferrari in the near future appeared to have been killed off earlier this year when Luca di Montezemolo said in public that he did not want Alonso to partner Kimi Raikkonen in the future. But the rumours re-surfaced over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend with sources claiming Alonso had signed … Continue reading How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market?
Most of the teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya this week, with BMW decamping to Valencia for a private test, and the beleaguered Super Aguri team cancelling their planned test amid continue doubt over their 2008 entry. The highly anticipated sight of Ferrari resuming testing alongside the rest of their rivals was dampened – … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia