HRT moves forward as Senna competes with Lotus & Virgin

Bruno Senna was happy with his performance in Germany, after managing to compete with the other new teams for the majority of the race.

However, the Brazilian’s race was later compromised by a slow puncture, which forced him to settle nineteenth.

Meanwhile, Sakon Yamamoto failed to finish the race, after his car encountered a gearbox problem.

Sakon Yamamoto – DNF: “I appreciate that the team has given me another chance to race in Germany. But it was a disappointing race for the team because we couldn’t achieve the target to finish with two cars. During the weekend, we could improve our performance but unfortunately, we had some issues on the car and the gearbox. All in all, the race weekend was better than in Silverstone and I could get more experience with the car. We tried some adjustments on the set-up which will help us already for the next races.”

Bruno Senna – 19th: “We were having a good race today and we were very competitive this weekend. We could race the others but then we had a slow puncture, unfortunately. We had to do an unplanned pit stop that ended our challenge. I want to thank the team for their good pit stops and for doing a great job all over the weekend. Now, we have to focus on the next races and hope to be luckier again.”

Colin Kolles, Team Principal: “Today, we didn’t reap the fruit of our labour. Bruno Senna had a good pace in the race until he had to do an unplanned second pit stop. A slow puncture made the second stop necessary and the chance for a better result was gone. Sakon Yamamoto stopped in lap 19 on the straight after the car suddenly stopped. The reason for this we have to investigate in order to understand what exactly happened. I have to thank the team for their work the whole weekend and for their very good pit stops today.”