F1 » Kolles: Inexperience cost Hispania

Colin Kolles rues an inexperienced driver line-up that he feels hit Hispania Racing's hopes during the 2010 F1 season

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Vince - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 3:20 PM

Whilst I agree with Kolles sentiment, perhaps, maybe if the team were ready a bit earlier and itself had a bit more experience things would have been better....

Easy to blame the drivers, but I think it's easy to loose sight of the fact that until Bahrain neither car had done any proper track testing. Experienced drivers may have helped narrow the performance deficit but the team was ALWAYS on the back foot. Turning up in Bahrain to do your first laps with only 1 car working properly and then getting the 2nd just out in qualifying but with an engine running in 'safety' mode and the car not adjusted to the driver is hardly going to make you competitive.

Bzzzzt - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 6:37 PM

Geez Colin, no kidding. Why can't we find any EXPERIENCED pay drivers to fill our budgets, provide critical feedback during races and get results, despite inferior equipment?

While they're at it, can they find a team principal that can bring in some budget, source a driveline, oversee decent chassis design and provide consistent updates throughout the season?

Taz - Unregistered

December 16, 2010 12:36 AM

Inexperience ???

A woefully under developed chassis due in no part to the constructor (who's F1 experience is questionable) not been paid......no sponsors, no commercial direction....what did Colin do at HRT or Midland ?????

Look at all these facts before even moving onto the driver programme which was a shambles in it's own right.

Much as I appreciate the effort for hanging on for a season......will anyone really miss them....I doubt it.


December 16, 2010 12:59 PM

Really a lot of billhooks. If experience was that important, why dump Chandhok just as he was gaining experience, and replace him with even less experienced drivers? Hispania's problems were and are lack of money and failure to take responsibility for their own chassis. They made the best Cosworth engine for decades look crappy and all 4 of their drivers had not a hope. Kolles should shut the gob, get moving with the begging bowl and fix the car, or get out now before he wastes another year.

seb - Unregistered

December 16, 2010 2:09 PM

I think even the most experienced and skilled driver cannot beat Lotus and Virgin in the race. the car is more than 1sec slower than both Lotus and virgin. you should be really grateful that HRT got 11th place, rather than last.

Bryan G - Unregistered

December 16, 2010 8:07 PM

They no longer have a chassis supplier due unpaid bills,how long will they last in that position? If they do make the first race I doubt they will finish the season.In the lunatic financial world of F1 they are woefully underfunded with little chance of the situation getting any better.The only thing to be said in their favour is they did better than USf1.

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