HRT expects 'normal' day on Saturday
|By Pablo Elizalde||Friday, March 25th 2011, 10:17 GMT|
Hispania boss Colin Kolles is expecting a "normal" day on Saturday after the team failed to do any significant running on Friday.
Italian Tonio Liuzzi managed just an installation lap today, after finally hitting the track with two minutes left in the afternoon session. He didn't set a time.
Team-mate Narain Karthikeyan was unable to do any running as his car was not ready in time.
Kolles, however, says both cars will be able to run normally ahead of qualifying.
"The team made a great effort today," said Kolles. "Tomorrow we can have a normal day, with both cars running on the track. Tomorrow will be another day of hard work and hopefully more progress.
"As for today, I must thank the whole team for their effort and hard work, they did a great job. I am very proud of them."
The team, which did not do any testing with the new car, will be forced to use last year's front wing, however, as the new one has not yet passed the mandatory FIA crash tests.
Liuzzi said it was positive he had at least managed to get the car running.
"Even though we only did one lap today, it is very important for us to have put the F111 into action," he said. "It's been a big effort from everybody, the mechanics and engineers have worked day and night to get the car ready.
"It's very positive to have the car on the ground and we now have some numbers to work on for tomorrow. We are looking forward to tomorrow as it is our first chance to put in some laps together and get some information on the car."