F1 » Hispania threaten diffuser protest

Hispania boss Colin Kolles hints that the team could protest blown diffusers at the Monaco Grand Prix

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joe - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 10:53 AM

whining joke of a team. i hope the macs or bulls (or any other front running team who has a car that suits monaco) go out on options in Q1 so hispania cant reach the 107%

hispania are pathetic


May 23, 2011 10:58 AM

all teams should protest to have hispania kick out, they are a waste of space and will be a major hazzard in monaco. go play in gp2 or mayb do up a mini and play in the mini league. F1 is for big boys and "drink companies" not for you!


May 23, 2011 11:03 AM

Kolles sounds like nothing more than a whining tart... someone who will take his ball and go home if he's not picked to play. It is pretty sad, racing in F1 with a car that is slower than a GP2 car. I usually want the minnow teams to have a good showing. But, to act like a little brat because your team isn't up to snuff is not only sad, but rather embarrassing. Hispania, you will not attract sponsors with this move!

David - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 11:19 AM

Liuzzi and Karthikeyan got 1.27.8s and .9s in qualifying at Barcelona. The GP2 pole lap was 1.30.3.

Given that Barcelona is a pretty typical track, i.e. why so much testing takes place there, I can see little basis for this assertion that HRT are slower than GP2.

In fact, while the BBC fawn over Lotus and make out they've made amazing progress, they are just as far behind Sauber, Toro Rosso etc as HRT are behind Lotus. In Q2 Kovalainen set a 1.25.4, a massive 1.7 seconds behind the next slowest car on options, Kobayashi.

I am not an HRT fan (!) but put it in perspective.


May 23, 2011 11:26 AM

It's quite amazing isn't it? People expect new teams to be at the front straight out of the box. These teams are doing their apprenticeship on the world stage, strapped for cash, without the very best (expensive) engineers and watched by millions.
Cut them some slack, which one of us would honestly be able to do better?
I must admit that I quite enjoy some of the lower fights for position and I'd like to see 30 cars on the grid.
OR..alternatively, lets charge people £100 to watch say the fastest 8 cars go round the track. I suppose you could always incorporate soduko or a crossword in the programme to fill in the gaps.

speedlover - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 11:39 AM

"It is clear that the other cars are illegal and it brings the teams a huge advantage," Kolles told the BBC. "You cannot influence the aerodynamics by hot exhaust gasses or any moveable devices.

Well mr. Zero,
As usual, you have to wrong end of the stick!
For example: If the engine and gearbox (yes they are moveable devices) allow higher speeds, you create more downforce so an influence on the aerodynamics.
The DRS allows a change in the aerodynamics.
I am sure that many people on this forum can come up with plenty other examples.

And what about this reaction:
Horner stop cheating with crap technology thay will do nothing for road car technology
Posted by Clarrie - Unregistered (45 minutes ago)

Since when should it be a must to apply F1 technology on roadcars?????

Bottomline: Horner has already a very negative image in F1, so he better shuts up and tries to make the HRT more competitive.


May 23, 2011 12:04 PM

If its true that Charlie Whitting thinks hispaina have a case then this is gonna get messy. The amount of money teams have invested in this technology is huge. It's a very grey area and it should have been banned before the start of the season

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