HRT yet to confirm Suzuka drivers

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

There are signs HRT may be consdering another change to their driver line-up ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. The team’s pre-race press release does not include quotes from their intended drivers. Similar statements from every other race thie year have done. The team has already changed its driver pairing three times this year. They … Continue reading HRT yet to confirm Suzuka drivers

Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)

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Bruno Senna found Christian Klien a tougher proposition than his previous two team mates, but neither driver finished in Singapore. Christian Klien Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.946 (-1.228) 1’54.174 Race position Average race lap 2’03.114 (+0.545) 2’02.569 Laps 31/61 29/61 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Klien pushes Senna (HRT race review)

Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

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Christian Klien will return to F1 action this weekend in place of Sakon Yamamoto at HRT. Team principal Colin Kolles explained the reason for the 11th-hour change: It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and … Continue reading Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT

Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Former BMW tester Christian Klien has joined HRT as the Spanish team’s reserve and third driver. He will participate in the Friday practice sessions in Barcelona this weekend. Klien made his F1 debut at Jaguar in 2004 alongside Mark Webber. The Austrian remained at the team when it became Red Bull, initially sharing his drive … Continue reading Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday

Formula 1’s lost nations: Austria

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Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.

Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video)

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Five days after the Hamilton penalty controversy the FIA has announced how drivers should behave if they cut a corner and gain an advantage while racing a driver for position. According to Autosport: Drivers [have been] informed that in the event of a driver cutting a chicane and gaining a position, he not only had … Continue reading Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video)

2009 F1 driver rumours: Alonso & Senna

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The rumours about Fernando Alonso joining Honda appear to be gaining strength with some sources suggesting a deal has already been done. And several teams appear to be interested in signing Bruno Senna. Plus, Heikki Kovalainen was confirmed as a McLaren driver last weekend, for at least one more year, on what turned out to … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rumours: Alonso & Senna