HRT’s ‘regular drivers’ to race at Suzuka – Kolles

Tue, 5 October 2010, 04:01

Oct.5 (GMM) HRT will deploy its “regular drivers” at Suzuka this weekend, Colin Kolles moved to clarify on Tuesday.

The struggling Spanish team earlier sent out a confusing message about its Suzuka campaign by declining to mention any of its contracted drivers in a pre-event press release.

Karun Chandhok, Bruno Senna, Sakon Yamamoto and Christian Klien have all occupied the two race seats at times in 2010.

Japanese Yamamoto was believed to have moved into a permanent role at HRT, but he was sidelined in Singapore two weeks ago with what the team described as food poisoning.

Austrian Klien stepped into Yamamoto’s cockpit and impressed, while one of his personal sponsors took a prominent place on the roll hoop of the F110 car.

Asked to nominate HRT’s race lineup for Suzuka, Kolles told Germany’s on Tuesday: “We’re planning with our regular drivers.

“They are Senna and Yamamoto,” he said.

However, he declined to guarantee that will be HRT’s lineup in Japan this weekend.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” said Kolles. “What happens if someone breaks a leg?”

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