June 30, 2011

HRT Hates India!

Did HRT's team principal Colin Kolles once have a bad tikka masala or something?  Last year, the weekend before the 2010 British Grand Prix, the team jettisoned Cowboy Karun Chandhok from its lineup for Sakon Yamamoto.  Today, the weekend before the 2011 British Grand Prix, HRT demoted Narain Kittylitter into their reserve driver slot, replacing him in the race seat with Australian Daniel Ricciardo. 

A heckuva birthday gift for the to-be-22-year-old, who's birthday is Friday.  Ricciardo has been behind the wheel of a F1 car before, as he's been a Friday driver for Toro Rosso.  Somewhere, NKOTT (Jaime Alguersuari) is breathing a sigh of relief.  Ricciardo had been looming large in the shadows as the Toro Rosso driver had a lousy beginning to the season, leading many to believe that he'd take over NKOTT's seat.

Back at HRT, it's no surprise that everybody expects to see Kittylitter behind the wheel again, conveniently in time for the first Grand Prix of India... particularly because TATA Motors, India's largest automobile maker (and the world's 4th largest manufacturer of trucks and 2nd largest maker of buses) sponsors the team.  Yeah, Narain'll be back, no question.

Meanwhile, the guys over at Force India have to be muttering bad things about HRT, wouldn't you think?

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:13 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 F1 in the lower ranks especially, is money 1st. The Beeb is mooting your second point about the India race, makes me wonder just how much Red Bull bought this seat for...

Posted by: von Krag at July 01, 2011 12:00 AM (VGXAE)

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