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Singapore GP: Practice notes - Hispania

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24/09/2010

Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team was back in action today running for the first time ever at night and making its debut in Singapore. It was also the first time here for both drivers of the Spanish team, Bruno Senna and Christian Klien, who were able to keep their cars away from the close barriers and out of trouble. In the morning session, the Austrian did his first 17 laps (2.03.424) and the Brazilian did 23 (1.59.783). In the second practice session, both drivers were able to improve their lap times. Bruno Senna ended up 23rd with a best time of 1.54.725 and Christian Klien finished 24th (1.55.542).

Dr Colin Kolles, Team Principal: "The first session started off under wet track conditions and so, our drivers could get some experiences on a new circuit for them. As rain is expected for almost the whole weekend, it was important for Bruno and Christian to run under changing conditions. The track dried up and in practice two, it was dry. Today, it was important for us to get as much track time as possible and data about the circuit and the car. Now, our focus is on tomorrow and we will try to do our best again."

Christian Klien: "I am happy to be back racing, which wasn't easy at the beginning of the first session as I only did 40 laps in this car before. But I felt more and more comfortable in the cockpit and could learn a lot and get more experience. I found a good pace on the prime tyres even if I lost some time on the options compared to my teammate. I am looking forward to tomorrow and I hope to improve again."

Bruno Senna: "It was a good day for us here at the special event in Singapore. We managed to try a few things on the car and we learnt a lot about the track. In the second practice, we could improve and now we have to get ready for tomorrow."

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