At HRT, Klien in for Yakamoto at Brazil


Seems like that sponsor money might have dried up for Sakon Yamamoto as Christian Klien will be in an HRT this weekend in Brazil, along with Brazilian Bruno Senna.

That’s not quite how the team is putting it, but… well.

Here’s Klien:

“I am excited to come to Brazil where I already raced two times, the last time in 2005, and where I could achieve good results. The circuit is quite challenging and we are racing anti-clockwise which is going to be tough for the neck. There are many slow corners and the long straight at the start-finish-line where high speeds are possible. I am very happy to get a second opportunity to do another Grand Prix here after Singapore and I hope that we are doing a good weekend with positive results.”

Can you feel his excitement?

Speaking of which, Senna will be racing in his home country for the first time. He must be stoked to be doing so in an HRT.

“I’m really looking forward to the Brazilian GP and it is going to be my first time competing at home. I haven’t driven with a proper race car in Interlagos, but I know the circuit by heart and it’s very challenging. Interlagos has mostly medium to low speed corners and is anti-clockwise, apart from being bumpy in places. So, the car needs to be suited to the bumps and long radius corners of the circuit. It’s going to be a special race weekend for me and I hope to achieve my best result of the season! I hope the crowd will give away great energy and support to me and the Brazilian drivers.”

My favorite part of the team’s release, though, is this gem: “At the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Bruno Senna is competing at home, the Spanish team’s drivers are ready to keep on fighting like in the last races and cross the finish line in a good position again.”

Always aiming high. Of course, if there’s enough attrition and the team can get a car across the finish line, it might be what leaps them higher in the constructor’s standing — and that equals more cash. So I only half jest.

Anyone think Klien may be able to earn himself a seat for next season with the team?

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