HRT: 16th is best result so far in 2011

2011 Monaco GP team review

Retirements in Monaco helped HRT to their best result of the year so far.

Narain Karthikeyan Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 24 24
Qualifying time comparison (None) No time
Race position 17 16
Laps 74/78 75/78
Pit stops 3 2

HRT drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
Narain Karthikeyan 103.863 85.97 85.149 84.444 83.858 84.629 84.355 84.212 83.92 84.415 84.34 83.829 84.543 86.759 86.844 85.582 84.014 85.103 87.115 84.436 86.789 84.72 84.349 90.747 112.244 91.377 86.076 84.123 88.809 84.666 85.265 100.407 133.359 92.95 101.066 115.327 92.385 84.322 83.902 84.743 83.534 84.389 82.995 82.78 83.039 84.138 83.553 83.501 85.64 86.343 84.549 87.359 84.744 87.599 83.881 84.716 86.533 90.299 88.435 86.814 84.102 89.627 86.272 84.961 95.449 107.09 123.183 124.323 97.679 86.857 84.597 83.425 82.731
Vitantonio Liuzzi 105.023 87.448 85.968 85.739 84.946 85.46 84.62 84.339 85.006 84.6 84.009 86.091 87.224 85.03 85.272 87.285 87.448 89.08 85.085 87.542 89.691 84.722 84.525 85.376 84.555 85.327 87.842 88.581 84.096 84.492 85.303 110.599 105.927 107.018 116.98 114.31 89.801 87.095 84.785 83.907 83.401 83.105 84.046 83.112 82.785 85.896 83.534 83.183 82.711 83.467 84.841 85.184 84.914 82.985 85.302 82.869 83.851 85.716 82.783 83.001 82.841 87.831 82.914 82.519 84.636 108.383 103.902 95.073 121.396 88.301 83.856 82.111 81.566 81.576
Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Monaco, 2011

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Monaco, 2011

Narain Karthikeyan

Failed to set a lap during qualifying due to suspension problems but, like his team mate, was given a dispensation from the 107% rule and allowed to start.

Started on super-softs, unlike Liuzzi, and ran ahead of him to begin with, before falling behind and finishing in his customary position as last running car.

Narain Karthikeyan 2011 form guide

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Kept the mechanics busy with two crashes during practice. The first, on Thursday morning, saw him nose into the barrier at the chicane and kept him out of second practice.

The second came as he skidded sideways into the barrier at Sainte Devote on Saturday morning, and kept him out of qualifying.

Typically, he dropped back from the Virgins during the race, but finished within three seconds of Jerome d’Ambrosio due to the race stoppage.

Vitantonio Liuzzi 2011 form guide

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13 comments on HRT: 16th is best result so far in 2011

  1. sato113 (@sato113) said on 30th May 2011, 11:58

    i see they both 1 stopped?
    (excluding the red flag stop…)

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 30th May 2011, 12:25

      I noticed that. You could argue however that it’s pointless wasting tyres when you’re that far behind.

      • BasCB (@bascb) said on 30th May 2011, 14:04

        I guess the car does not put much strain on the tyres anyhow, making it fine to just take care of them and run the race.

        Good to see that this expensive weekend (crashes) at least gets them a reward in that both cars actually finished.

        • Fixy (@fixy) said on 30th May 2011, 14:57

          They have more tyres as they do only Q1 and should use them to achieve the maximum performance. Strange still that Liuzzi lost 3 seconds to D’Ambrosio in only 6 laps, but nice to see Liuzzi lapping Karthikeyan after being behind for many laps.

  2. Ben N said on 30th May 2011, 12:03

    I can’t believe how much Karthikeyan got lapped. Probably because he was one stopping but whenever the leaders lapped someone it seemed to be Narain!

  3. James_mc (@james_mc) said on 30th May 2011, 12:23

    Much as I like HRT for their under-dog-ness, I was surprised at the decision to let them race as they hadn’t really shown 107% in practice.

  4. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 30th May 2011, 12:27

    Not a bad result for HRT. They got both cars to the finish and stayed out of trouble. That’s about all you can say really!

  5. senninha (@senninha) said on 30th May 2011, 13:11

    why is both qualifying position 24 i know none of them set a time in q1:)

  6. topdowntoedown (@topdowntoedown) said on 30th May 2011, 13:17

    It’s hardly worth talking about their best finish, just because both managed to crawl their way to the flag when a large number of cars didn’t finish.

    By the letter of the law neither of them should have been allowed to race in the first place, and the question of why the back end of Liuzzi’s car just shattered is not resolved…

  7. If they can’t make 107%, maybe they should get more testing time…

    • zecks said on 30th May 2011, 16:44

      I totally agree. the current rules are ridiculous. HRT need all the help they can get at the moment.

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