It was another positive race day for Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, as it was able to continue improving today in Korea and finish its 7th race of the season with its two cars in a very complicated race for the rest of the teams.
The race took time to start due to the rain, but when it finally got underway it became an exciting and action-packed one, with many Safety Car periods. Both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers, Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno Senna, were able to do another strong race. They kept on improving and for the second time in a row they achieved their best result in a race this season. The Brazilian driver finished 14th and the Japanese ended up 15th.
Dr. Colin Kolles, Team Principal: “We did our best race result of the season today and we are all very pleased about this. It was an action-packed debut in Korea and we could hold our position in the championship. Both drivers showed a good performance in these very difficult conditions. Today it was hard to drive, but Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno Senna managed to keep the car on the track. Thanks to everyone in the team for their amazing job during the whole weekend. We could beat our result from Japan and we hope to carry on like this in Brazil.”
Sakon Yamamoto, Race driver #20: “Today, we achieved the best result of the season for our team and we are very happy about this. It was an eventful race and it was the right decision to stop it after the start because there was too much water on the track. Later, during the Safety Car period, some cars changed onto intermediates, but we stayed on the wet tyres as we expected more rain to come. As the track got dry earlier than expected and we were losing time, we also changed to intermediates. I could manage my tyres and set a good pace during the whole race. I want to thank the team, which is working hard all the time and also to the fans who are supporting me.”
Bruno Senna, Race driver #21: “It was a difficult race but I’m very happy. The conditions were very tricky, and we opted to go very long on the same set of tyres. It was quite hard because the tyres were very used, and towards the end of the race it was a question of keeping the car on the track. But fortunately, it all came together and we finished another race as well as being able to achieve my best result so far.”