F1 » Senna: It would be great if we could test a little


Bruno Senna has admitted that his HRT team would be aided by a relaxation in the in-season testing rules.

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19Krpm - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 8:29 AM

Fully agree with Senna. They were literally a last-minute entrant due to timing of external decisions made by the controlling body and not their own. It would be only fair and beneficial for all other drivers and teams to let these two talented and promising rookies a chance to get a the additional test time. :)

Taz - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 9:59 AM

They shouldn't have been allowed in this year.

His team screwed up by not having the finances in place to pay the chassis constructor so it was held back until some money was found last minute.

I feel sorry for the drivers but Lotus have had similar timescales and have built a fairly reliable car.

You can't have one rule for one team...unless your Ferrari of course :)

Ty46 - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 10:06 AM

They choose to enter, when a smaller budget rule was in place, the FIA or whoever, changed that, so they had difficulties.

Now, if some A-holes bring back the 107% rule during the season, they should be allowed to test.

Taz - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 10:41 AM

@Ty46

Erm...Lotus were in the same position but have done a better job, Virgin too although their car is a little flaky, like Stefan & USF1 they tried to enter F1 with ****** all backing.

I seriously doubt they'll finish the season.

You can argue about the budget cap but even then they would have still struggled to get near the 40 million budget cap regardless.

davem

March 26, 2010 1:48 PM

2 cars on the grid? the cars started in the pitlane.
I agree there should be some in session testing but not for some teams and not others.
They knew the rules and yes they were done over by the £40 million thing but even with that I doubt the chassis builder put up their price so they must have factored this in when they put in their entry. They budgeted for 40 mill so should have been able to build cars by test session 1. Where they would loose out is in wind tunnel and development issues.

davem

March 26, 2010 1:55 PM

He also said the testing should be restricted to new teams. who is going to pay for this favourtism. The new teams have no money so can't hire a track etc for themselves and if it comes out of the overall budget then all teams should be allowed to go.

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