Backmarker HRT team looks for next ride-buyer UPDATE (GMM) Christian Klien could soon get a race at the wheel of the Spanish team HRT's 2010 car. Since Silverstone, Japanese test driver Sakon Yamamoto has been contesting grands prix for Hispania; first in Bruno Senna's car, and then in the place of Karun Chandhok.
It is very likely the 28-year-old's sponsors will pay for another outing at Spa later this month.
But even though he wields less pay-driver power, Austrian Klien - HRT's second test driver - is also hopeful.
"We have always said we have four drivers and we will use all of them," team boss Colin Kolles said in Hungary.
Asked specifically about Klien, he said it is "a possibility" he will race in 2010.
Klien, 27, told APA news agency: "I am the only driver in the team with experience.
"Money can of course be very useful, but eventually the team will be in a situation where they say they are better off with an experienced driver in the car," he added.
07/31/10 HRT F1 team boss Colin Kolles has admitted there is a strong possibility Formula 1 fans will see ride-buyer Christian Klien return to Formula 1 as a race driver. Kolles said on Thursday the team has four drivers and there is a possibility 27-year-old Klien will return as a race driver with the Spanish squad.
When asked what the team's drivers' policy is for its three drivers HRT team boss Kolles replied by saying: “We have four drivers. As we always said we have four drivers and we will use all the four drivers.”
Kolles though did not wish to share the team's policy regarding its drivers with the media. But when asked if the fans will see the return of Christian Klien he answered remained vague: “That is a possibility.”
In other words what he means - the more drivers they have the better, as one runs out of money they can tap the next one. Think of the money spent to buy a ride to be 6 seconds off the pace. However, F1 always does need at least one team to clean the track on Friday mornings, and HRT fits the bill perfectly.