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Klien to return for HRT?

HRT team boss Colin Kolles has not ruled out Christian Klien returning to the cockpit in 2010.
Colin Kolles has hinted that Hispania Racing may employ a fourth race driver this season as it continues to find a way through its maiden Formula One campaign.

Having already used test and reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto in place of Bruno Senna at the British Grand Prix and Karun Chandhok in both Germany and Hungary, Kolles was quizzed on his policy for the remaining rounds, and was quick to point out that he has four drivers at his disposal, rather than the presumed three.

"As we always said, we have four drivers and we will use all the four drivers," he noted, before refusing to disclose exactly what the plan for the rest of the season may be.

Asked whether the team's second reserve, Christian Klien, may return to the cockpit after a couple of Friday practice outings earlier in the year, the Romanian-born team boss admitted that it was 'a possibility'.

HRT has languished at the back of the field for much of its debut season, despite Chandhok currently sitting second in the unofficial newcomers standings courtesy of his brace of 14th place finishes in Australia and Monaco. The team has already split from chassis builder Dallara and intends to plough its own furrow for both the rest of the year and into 2011, although paddock whispers suggest that funding remains a concern and could see the team disappear before next season.

Ironically, the last sponsor announcement from HRT came with the addition of Indian GP circuit constructor JayPee, one race before the team's Indian driver was dropped in favour of Yamamoto.



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Commodore S - Unregistered

July 31, 2010 12:08 PM

If they do let us hope they can get their act together At the moment they are just damaging reputations. We all know they have a funding problem but their present method around this flaw is only bandaid.



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