• Malaysian Grand Prix

HRT's 'fantastic day'

ESPNF1 Staff
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Karun Chandhok leads team-mate Bruno Senna © Sutton Images
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Team principal Colin Kolles and driver Karun Chandhok both described HRT's double finish as 'fantastic' after Chandhok and team-mate Bruno Senna finished 15th and 16th respectively in Malaysia.

"A fantastic day for the team completing our first two-car finish in only our third race, with no pre-season testing," said a delighted Kolles afterwards. "Bruno Senna had a good start while Karun Chandhok had a bad one. But Karun could find a good pace then and both drivers had reliable races.

"Again we have made a great step forward. We reached our goal with two cars finishing the race. Congratulations to the team who worked again hard to achieve this result. Now we have to work on more developments for the next Grand Prix in China."

Indian driver Chandhok was equally delighted to achieve a first grand prix finish in only his second start.

"I am fantastically happy to have finished my second race today after our difficult debut in Bahrain," said Chandhok. "I kept out of trouble and pitted on lap 17. On lap 45, I had a tricky moment, passing Trulli's Lotus. A great thank to the team who did a fantastic job. To finish was very difficult today but I am happy to have done it."

Bruno Senna completed a great day for the team by finishing behind his team-mate and admitted it marked another step forward.

"I had a good start and gained as much as I could," said Senna. "I am really pleased for the team to have finished the race with both cars. It has been another positive weekend for the team taking a good step forward."