Senna’s best finish (HRT race review)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Thanks to the high number of retirements in Suzuka, Bruno Senna scored his best finish to date for HRT.

That keeps them ahead of Virgin in 11th place in the constructors’ championship.

Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna
Qualifying position 24 23
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’37.365 (+0.095) 1’37.270
Race position 16 15
Average race lap 1’49.404 (+1.123) 1’48.281
Laps 50/53 51/53
Pit stops 1 1

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Sakon Yamamoto

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.

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

Bruno Senna

Scored his best finish to date with 15th, after pitting on lap one and running to the end on hard tyres.

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

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