HRT fell foul of the revived 107% rule after completing just seven laps in practice.
They were over two seconds slower than the next slowest car in qualifying.
The team were using parts of their 2010 aerodynamics including the front wing. The car’s rear wing did not seem to be adjustable, which would have accounted for a significant amount of lost time.
|Narain Karthikeyan||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q1)||1’34.293 (+1.315)||1’32.978|
Drove the car for the first time in final practice, managing five laps, but wasn’t able to qualify.
Did even fewer laps than Karthikeyan prior to qualifying. Getting within 1.7 seconds of the target time was a considerable effort for a car that was still being shaken down.
He was 9% slower than Sebastian Vettel’s best time in Q1.
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