HRT duo slightly frustrated with performance

By on Sunday, September 9, 2012

The HRT drivers, Pedro De La Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan, finished eighteenth and nineteenth in Italy but lamented a few issues.

De La Rosa had troubles with the option tyre while Karthikeyan's race was compromised by contact at the first corner.

"The start wasn’t easy but I did what I could because the medium tyres didn’t work well", said the Spaniard. "In the second half of the race, on hard tyres, I started to run well and I’m happy with our pitstop because it was very good. I’m happy with this 100th Grand Prix although I would have liked to have done it better"

"I had a great start and overtook both Marussias, but on the first corner we had a slight touch that, besides making me lose positions, damaged my front wing", said Karthikeyan. "The car was oversteering and we made the most of the pit stop to the change the front wing, which made us lose a substantial amount of time. Then the blue flags started coming out and we also had to change our driving mode to avoid excessive overheating and reach the end of the race"

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