Senna out early (HRT race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

HRT had their best starting positions of the year – 18th and 19th – but there was little cheer in the race.

Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna
Qualifying position 19 18
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’03.941 (+0.329) 2’03.612
Race position 20
Average race lap 2’08.510 (-20.804) 2’29.314
Laps 42/44 5/44
Pit stops 2 2

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Sakon Yamamoto

Ran as high as 13th when the safety car came out but slipped to the back of the field. Even the Virgins and Lotuses passed him with little difficulty. Used full wets at the end and was the only driver to be lapped twice.

Compare Sakon Yamamoto’s form against his team mate in 2010

Bruno Senna

A short race for Senna. He damaged his front wing at La Source clipping Kamui Kobayashi and pitted early to switch to intermediate tyres. But shortly afterwards his suspension failed, putting him out.

Compare Bruno Senna’s form against his team mate in 2010

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6 comments on “Senna out early (HRT race review)”

  1. Charles Carroll
    30th August 2010, 13:12

    The Yam is clearly dominant.


    1. Clearly dominating his brakes maybe…

      1. I doubt it, maybe he is being efficient by using the wind resistance to slow him down?

  2. Even though he was quite far behind, it says probably more about the absolute dog of a car that is this HRT than it says about the driver.

    When given the chance actually it is fair to say, Yamamoto did a very solid job at Spa to keep it on track and out of trouble.

    1. I agree, he did well in Q1, and almost had a chance to get into Q2, by being on the track at the right time, and not binning it. His time wasn’t even so Badoer bad. No great race, but he kept it together, unlike Senna.

  3. How come Senna started from the pit?

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