Bruno Senna was encouraged by the pace of his car, as HRT recorded their strongest qualifying result in qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
The Brazilian driver will start tomorrow’s race in twenty-first place and was delighted with his qualifying effort.
Team-mate Sakon Yamamoto was two places further back, but was left disappointed after encountering a problem when shifting between gears.
Sakon Yamamoto – 23rd: “It was my second qualifying in a row after Silverstone and here we could improve a lot compared to the last weekend. Today it was a bit disappointing as we had a shifting problem on my fastest lap, which needs to be investigated for tomorrow. During the race, the weather conditions will be different and I’m going to do my best and I hope to finish the race again.”
Bruno Senna – 21st: “It feels like a really good qualifying for us and we have been closer to our competitors than expected. My lap was almost perfect as I could put all the sectors together. I think it was one of my best laps in qualifying this year, so I’m fairly happy. It was a good effort from the team and we will see how it goes tomorrow.”
Colin Kolles, Team Principal: “Today we are happy with the result both drivers achieved in both sessions. Bruno Senna showed his best qualifying performance this season. Sakon Yamamoto learnt a lot from yesterday’s practices and could improve his performance. Unfortunately, he had a shifting problem which is going to be investigated. We could catch up with the other new teams and we are confident to race the other teams tomorrow.”