Hispania Racing Team principal Luis Perez-Sala says that planning at the moment is to run Karthikeyan and Pedro de la Rosa at all 20 races. Last season Karthikeyan was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the British GP.
“The idea as of now is to race him [Karthikeyan] the whole season, but nothing is taken for granted in F1, you have to work for your place in every race,” Perez-Sala told the Indo Asian News Service. “But as things stand, Karthikeyan and Pedro will race the entire season.”
HRT’s 2012 single seater failed two of the FIA’s mandatory crash tests. As the results the team will not test next week’s Barcelona running altogether.
“We have a new car and a new team. That means, to start with, we will be a little bit behind,” Perez-Sala added.
“But we believe that sometimes to improve you must go backwards firstly, we have taken one step backwards in order to take two forward. Our target is to grow little by little as the season goes on.
“If we can stay ahead of Marussia, we will be happy and if we get closer to Caterham, then we will be delighted, but our first objective is to get things under way, improve on reliability and progress as the season advances.”
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