Mar.12 (GMM) It would have been better if HRT had been able to skip this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix.
That is the opinion of Adrian Campos, the founder of the Spanish team who handed over to Jose Ramon Carabante and Colin Kolles but retains a role as executive vice president.
Former Minardi driver Campos is not in Bahrain because he has a broken foot, and he told Onda Cero radio that the team risks looking “ridiculous” this weekend with the untested Dallara-built car.
Bruno Senna managed just three slow untimed installation laps in Friday morning practice, while the second car for Karun Chandhok did not circulate at all.
“We had to go to Bahrain to have no problem with the (team) entry,” said Campos, “so our objective is just to do what we can.”
He describes his brief time as a F1 team owner and boss as a “nightmare”, but while on crutches had to sit out the crowning moment of this weekend’s debut.
“Honestly, in the current situation, I was not crazy about being in Bahrain, would I would have liked to have come,” said Campos.