HRT finally run new car but fail to reach race

2011 Australian GP team review

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Melbourne, 2011

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Melbourne, 2011

HRT fell foul of the revived 107% rule after completing just seven laps in practice.

They were over two seconds slower than the next slowest car in qualifying.

The team were using parts of their 2010 aerodynamics including the front wing. The car’s rear wing did not seem to be adjustable, which would have accounted for a significant amount of lost time.

Narain Karthikeyan Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position DNQ DNQ
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’34.293 (+1.315) 1’32.978

Narain Karthikeyan

Drove the car for the first time in final practice, managing five laps, but wasn’t able to qualify.

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Did even fewer laps than Karthikeyan prior to qualifying. Getting within 1.7 seconds of the target time was a considerable effort for a car that was still being shaken down.

He was 9% slower than Sebastian Vettel’s best time in Q1.

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