A rather honest appraisal from the team’s new test driver, Christian Klien, has left the HRT team with a very clear understanding that they have a mountain to climb this year!

Christian Klien wasn't too complimentary after his first outing in the HRT Klien has described the Dallara-designed and built car as “not up to Formula 1 standard” to motorline.cc.

Despite lapping half a second quicker than Bruno Senna in his sole outing in Friday’s morning practice session, Klien described the F110 as “very difficult” to drive.

"It has much too little downforce and the details are not as good as with the other cars," he added, while he also clarified that the Cosworth V8 engine is not a contributory factor to the team’s lack of pace.

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