F1 » Hispania given green light to race in Monaco

Hispania Racing boss Colin Kolles welcomes the decision that will see both of his men line up on the grid for F1's most prestigious race.

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jose - Unregistered

May 28, 2011 8:22 PM

Well surprise..The FIA did the right thing and will allow HRT to start Sunday. Hope the team has the resources to fix Liuzzi's car...Go out and race,
remember this is Monaco, anything can happen..


andrew. - Unregistered

May 28, 2011 9:14 PM


HRT should not be on an F1 grid. At a track like Monaco there is no space and having the pathetically slow HRT cars trundling around getting in the way is just plain stupid.


May 28, 2011 9:49 PM

so its more of a fuzzy% rule rather than 107%. If they have been nowhere near the mark all weekend, I can't see any justification to let them race. Maybe the 107% rule needs to disappear once more

Ben M - Unregistered

May 28, 2011 11:40 PM

@Paul, they had set times in practice that were within 107% of the qualifying time. Its not accurate of course since the practice times could have been set on supersofts, while the fastest Q1 time wasn't.

I like Hispania, but I don't think they should be allowed to start in Monaco. The pace is patchy at best and it's not the place you want to be blocked. Also, did anyone else notice the way Liuzzi's car disintegrated at the back in his practice crash? They'll be picking the bits up for weeks if one of them crashes in the race!

PeterSchiff1 - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 12:46 AM

This is a show that people pay good money for. The more cars,the merrier. If they are allowed to be a F1 team then they should run. It's not like the old days where there were 30 odd cars trying to make the race. Get rid of the 107% rule. It's obviously a hypocritical rule.

whl - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 4:21 AM

No blown diffuser protest = we'll let you race...

Probably did themselves a big favor by announcing they wouldn't protest before qualifying began. If they weren't allowed to race, then they couldn't protest the outcome. But even if they are they slowest cars on the grid, they will never improve if they can't run.

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