F1 » Ma Qing Hua to get FP1 run in Austin

Ma Qing Hua will get another FP1 outing at the US Grand Prix

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Nas - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 4:44 AM

I heard he bought a race seat for the Chinese GP next year. I didn't think it would be possible but HRT have lowered the bar for F1 even more...

sodesu - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 5:25 AM

Aren't we dramatic - lowered the bar for F1? Let me assure you he will not be the first pay driver, and he will most definitely not be the worst pay driver either.

Josh - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 11:23 AM

"I didn't think it would be possible but HRT have lowered the bar for F1 even more..."

Did you even watch F1 in the 80s and 90s? Often a good portion of the field were on one or two race contracts, and a privateer team could field several drivers in one car throughout a year.

HRT have already done a similar thing in 2010 when Yamamoto and Klien bought themselves drives in the #20 car. And in 2011 Red Bull bought the #23 seat for Ricciardo.

People always complain that not enough young drivers get a chance in F1. Then when they do get a chance everyone complains about them being a pay driver. Make your minds up.

Ak - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 3:06 PM

nice to see everyone supporting a young lad only 3 seconds slower than narain and pedro...and when narain is 0.3 seconds.. again .. 0.3 secs slower than Pedro in qualifying People stand up on the cliff and shout!!

Racist Much?

Josh - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 3:18 PM

No Ak, the only one bringing race into the equation is you I'm afraid. Karthikeyan has driven 46 races across three different seasons. Ma Qing Hua has driven three practice sessions. The kid is new to the game, Narian has been around long enough to earn his criticism.

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