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Klien to race in Brazil

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04/11/2010

Hispania has announced that Christian Klien will replace Sakon Yamamoto in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

The news was announced in the Spanish team's preview of the event, with the Austrian saying: "I am excited to come to Brazil where I already raced two times, the last time in 2005, and where I could achieve good results. The circuit is quite challenging and we are racing anti-clockwise which is going to be tough for the neck. There are many slow corners and the long straight at the start-finish-line where high speeds are possible. I am very happy to get a second opportunity to do another Grand Prix here after Singapore and I hope that we are doing a good weekend with positive results."

Klien replaced Yamamoto in Singapore after it was claimed that the Japanese racer was ill. That said, there was intense speculation that the decision to drop Yamamoto was more about money than anything else, especially as - despite his illness - the Japanese racer was seen out and about for much of the Singapore weekend.

Klien's return to racing didn't do Bruno Senna any favours either, the Austrian - despite his lack of time in the car - out-qualifying his teammate by over a second.

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