F1 » Hispania get best result, now target Team Lotus


Colin Kolles: Today we achieved our best result in the history of Hispania Racing. It was a great race with a positive ending for the team. We made a step forward in terms of performance and in the championship position.

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Frank Wank - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 3:44 PM


OK.. so I will eat some of my preseason comments about Hispania.

Gotta hand it to this team for showing up for all the races so far...never in a million years did I think this "useless team" would still exist.

They put on a pretty good show in Montreal and perhaps there is hope for them yet..

Finally having a real driver in A Lui has helped the team and have been impressed with his positive attitude.

Beating Team Lotus..maybe not..but lots of races left to go.
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David - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 6:14 PM

I'm really tired of hearing in Autosport, BBC etc about how amazingly well Lotus are doing... tbh I'll be quite pleased if HRT beat them.

These new teams don't exactly set their sights very high though: Minardi or Arrows never had too much trouble racking up top-ten finishes, even if that didn't earn points at the time.

Dangerous Dave - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 8:01 PM

Existing on the equivalent of Ferrari's sandwich budget, taking loads of flak from everyone from Bernie Ecclestone down and still being there is a result.
Say nothing, make no claims and keep your heads down and you will find any result much sweeter!!
Well done Hispania, keep turning up and chipping away at it and who knows where it may take you. Remember, people taking the p##s out of Minardi. Thats now Toro Rosso!!

Alex - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 7:41 AM

I agree it won't be long before HRT are beating Team Lotus every race, they have two drivers that are more than capable, especially with Trulli and Kovalainen settled into a routine of finishing 18/19 and being congratulated for it by Fernandes. Trulli after 2 years still cant get on with the car. Lotus after the much promised updates for Barcelona seemed to have bottomed out. Lotus are falling into the pattern of previous Gascoyne lead teams most $$$ spent least points achieved. This is the season where Gascoyne promised points at the expense of Sauber, Force India, Williams and Torra Rosso and HRT and Virgin beat them. Answer less $$$ Less Gascoyne Less Kovalainen Less Trulli = winning ways & points

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