That keeps them ahead of Virgin in 11th place in the constructors’ championship.
|Sakon Yamamoto||Bruno Senna|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’37.365 (+0.095)||1’37.270|
|Average race lap||1’49.404 (+1.123)||1’48.281|
The new teams were very strung out at Suzuka: HRT were a second slower than Virgin and two seconds slower than Lotus.
The grey cars filled the back row, Yamamoto last, a tenth of a second slower than his team mate.
He moved up to 15th at the start as Jarno Trulli, Timo Glock and Senna all pitted. He kept Trulli behind until lap 14, when he made a mistake at turn two.
Glock made a couple of attempts to pass the Japanese driver but he defended his position until lap 31, when he pitted, leaving him last.
Scored his best finish to date with 15th, after pitting on lap one and running to the end on hard tyres.
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