Hispania Racing will keep on fighting, that's the message from boss, Colin Kolles ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix
at Silverstone, the latest round on the F1 2010 schedule.
The Spanish outfit got another two-car finish at the European Grand Prix two weeks ago, the third time this season the squad has managed that feat, and it wants to get Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna to the finish line again this Sunday, as well as 'fight for positions' with some of the other teams.
“We are looking forward to race in Silverstone as the circuit has a long history and there is a special racing atmosphere,” said Kolles. “It is a quite challenging circuit where overtaking is difficult. So, it is very important to do a good qualifying.
“One of the biggest challenges is to find the right set-up for the car because changing crosswinds could threaten the car's balance a lot. In addition, the weather is also unpredictable in England and you never know how it is going to be like. But we are trying to show a good performance again and we want to go on fighting with the other teams.”
Chandhok and Senna meanwhile are both very familiar with Silverstone, and eager to get the maximum possible from their Cosworth-powered F110's.
“I am always looking forward to race in Silverstone because this is my home race since I live in Brackley which is just five minutes away,” said Chandhok. “I used to work at the race school of the circuit and it is nice coming back there with F1. So, I know the track and in Formula 3 and GP2, I could already achieve some podium finishes.
“But this year, the layout is different after the reconstruction. I went there with my bike to learn the new circuit. The first sector of the lap is pretty amazing: from 'Copse corner' until 'Stowe' you hardly touch the brakes. The new sector also has a couple of high speed corners and you need a car with good aerodynamics and downforce. We have to do the best we could and show our best performance.”
Senna added: "Racing on a historic circuit like Silverstone is always very special. I have good memories in Silverstone as I won here in GP2 in 2008 and also could finish on podium in Formula 3.
"And now coming back to the circuit in a F1 car feels just great. The track is very challenging for each driver and has a lot of fast corners. You need a car with downforce and aerodynamics is also an important factor. The new “Arena” sector is quite interesting and some new fast corners have been created until you come back to the old track again. I am looking forward to the British GP and after Valencia, where we could finish the race again with two cars, we want to perform as best as we can."