According to this HRT are apparently looking for “a driver of high quality to partner Bruno Senna” and after Moneybags yamamoto’s antics at Monza I can’t say I blame them. I’m not sure de la Rosa will take the seat to be honest, but if he will be the 5th man to try out the hapless HRT this season. And I’d be gutted for Chandhok…
It would be good for HRT to have someone with dlR’s experience. I obviously don’t know fuel loads but when Klien was trying out the car in practice he was around half a second quicker than Bruno and I think that’s mostly down to experience.
“after Moneybags yamamoto’s antics at Monza I can’t say I blame them”
I’m not sure what Yamamoto was emant to have done at Monza? Obviously he didn’t set the world at light but if you’re referring to the awful pitlane incident I think he was told to leave so it wasn’t his fault. As bad as those incidents are they are understandable when drivers and mechanics are under a lot of stress to nail their stop.
I’m just in a bit of a debating mood GeeMac so ignore me :P I’m not really a fan of Sakon but he wants the drive and he brings money and I’d do the same so I can’t really say I want him out of the seat but I’ll be diplomatic and say I’d prefer Chandhok :P
I’d like Chandhok to get a go but I Pedro could be very useful with his testing experience so I’d rather he got the seat for the short term and hopefully it might help the team survive so at least Bruno can go race.
This all makes sense what with Pedro De La Rosa’s massive Burger King backing :P
And common Sakon’s glowing junior formula career including 16 points scored outside of Japan and 2 wins out of 145 career races (both at national level one in GT cars and one in Formula 3), surely lines him up for a permenant seat >.> No journeyman yamamoto will hopefully take his money to touring cars or maybe indy cars and hopefully someone worthwhile will get the seat.
NB One of Journeyman Yamamoto’s wins was in SuperGT which is basically Japanese Touring Cars, except they have some extreme handicap system so its not like a normal junior formula win. His other is a National Formula 3 win which is a blight on an otherwise perfectly abysmal career.