China Friday quotes: HRT

Colin Kolles, team principal: "Today was not a bad day, unfortunately we had some issues and couldn't run as we wanted but the times look promising. I think we made another step forward in terms of performance so I'm looking forward to tomorrow's qualifying

China Friday quotes: HRT

"Tonio had a hydraulic leak which had to be fixed so we had to take off the gearbox, the clutch and other things which took up some time, this was the main reason for the delay. Taking in mind that he was only able to complete one timed lap in the second session, he did a fantastic time."

"Narain did a really good job today, he had no issues with his car so was able to the run the programme according to plan and post a good time. I think performance-wise there is still room for improvement so that is promising."

"We are confident ahead of tomorrow's qualifying where hopefully we can achieve our target of getting closer to our rivals."

Narain Karthikeyan - 20th: "Today we tried different set-ups and got in a reasonable amount of running. We tested out our race set-up as well so, overall, it was quite a productive day. We will try and take another step forward tomorrow and see where we can get. I'm happy with the amount of laps we got under our belts today, apart from my quick spin towards the end, it was a very good day. Now we must look to qualify in a good position and aim to finish the race on Sunday."

Vitantonio Liuzzi - 21st: "We had a productive morning of testing in which we did quite a few laps and everything went according to plan. The car was running fine, we brought some updates which we will be able to use in Turkey so it was a good morning. Unfortunately we had to stop on the last lap because of a hydraulic problem which dragged on into the afternoon where I was only able to do one lap."

"It's a shame we weren't able to run more in the afternoon. By doing more laps we would have got to understand the car a little bit more and would be better prepared for tomorrow. The time was not bad at all so we have to be positive coming into tomorrow's qualifying."

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