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05/28/10
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Klien eyes Friday morning drive in Turkey  UPDATE (GMM)  Christian Klien on Friday said he is expecting to be back at the wheel of HRT's F1 car in Valencia.

Although fellow reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto was in regular Bruno Senna's car at Istanbul, the Austrian had said 24 hours ago that he expects to appear again in free practice sessions in 2010.

Christian Klien
Klien, 27, drove in Karun Chandhok's F110 in Barcelona, but he will be unable to travel to the forthcoming Canadian grand prix due to the clashing Le Mans 24 hours.

"I had a very good debut in Barcelona, where I was immediately faster than Bruno Senna, who has been sitting in the car all season," Klien is quoted by German Sky television.

"It is expected that I will sit again in the car in Valencia, and then we will see.  As they say, step by step."

05/27/10 (GMM)  Christian Klien on Thursday said it has not been decided if he will drive during the opening practice session in Turkey.  Soon after he was appointed as a reserve and Friday driver by the HRT team, Austrian Klien drove in morning practice in Barcelona.

It then emerged that HRT's other reserve driver, Japanese Sakon Yamamoto, would likely be in action on Friday morning in Turkey.

"All four drivers will be in Turkey," Klien, 27, said, referring also to race drivers Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna.

"Who gets to drive the Friday practice is a decision entirely left to the team management after weighing all factors," he explained.

"Track time has become a scarce commodity.  And the test ban hurts a new team even worse than the established ones," said Klien.

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