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Q&A: Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing

Colin Kolles: The Canadian GP was the team's best result. This is just the result of people, within the team, working very hard. We will continue to work hard and hope to improve and achieve better results.
Hispania Racing boss Colin Kolles looks back on last weekend's F1 2011 Canadian GP and talks about the teams plans for the future...


Q:
Colin, as you predicted after Qualifying on Saturday, the race in Canada was crazy…

Colin Kolles:
Yes, as predicted, it was a crazy race with a positive ending for us.

Q:
Has the Canadian GP been Hispania Racing's best GP? How did the team react to achieving its best ever position?

CK:
Yes, the Canadian GP was the team's best result. This is just the result of people, within the team, working very hard. We will continue to work hard and hope to improve and achieve better results.

Q:
The team has taken a step forward and is reaffirming itself as a structure more and more.

CK:
The team in itself is a strong team with a lot of dedicated people who give their 100 percent and work very hard. We are a small team but very efficient.

Q:
Hispania Racing faced a lot of criticism at the start of the season, did you pay much attention to that or did you feel that with time the team would answer its critics?

CK:
Time will always show who is right and who is wrong. Of course there are always things to be improved and criticism is okay as long as people understand what they are talking about.

Q:
What has been the key to Hispania Racing's improvement?

CK:
Without a doubt, the continuous hard work and dedication put in by every member of the team.

Q:
Do you feel there is more pressure at Hispania Racing than at other teams?

CK:
This is all relative. Some people feel pressure and some don't. The fact is that you have to push every day.

Q:
When will the wind tunnel programme start?

CK:
In July in the Mercedes wind tunnel.

Q:
Will this programme already focus on the 2012 project?

CK:
We will switch very soon to the 2012 car.

Q:
What qualities do both drivers bring to the team?

CK:
They contribute a lot to the team but if I had to single out Tonio [Liuzzi] and Narain [Karthikeyan]'s biggest virtues, I'd say they are speed and experience.

Q:
What is the team's aim for the next few races?

CK:
There are still a lot of races left this season. We want to improve our results and achieve our target of being 10th in the constructor's championship.




Related Pictures

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26.03.2011- Saturday Practice, Colin Kolles (GER), HRT F1 Team, Team Principal
12.06.2011- Race, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA), Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT
12.06.2011- Race, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA), Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 1, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA), Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 2, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA), Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT
12.06.2011- Race, Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA), Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT  and Narain Karthikeyan (IND), Hispania Racing F1 Team, HRT
08.04.2011- Friday Practice 1, Colin Kolles (GER), HRT F1 Team, Team Principal

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