Burgess says he won’t be telling the drivers to move over for one another – the reason he has two former champs in the team is to have them battling at the front.
“It was good to see them racing hard and don’t expect either of them to be moving out of the way at this point of the year. We’re not going to sit there and get on the phone and tell one to get out the way, they’re both free to race,” he said.
“If you look at it yesterday there were lots of good inter-team battles and it was a reflection of the drivers getting the most out of their package at the time, whether it was us or one or two of the other teams – both drivers were extracting the maximum.”
The two HRT cars start from sixth and seventh today, with Tander just ahead after making up an impressive nine places in the first race and maintaining position in the second.
Coming into this event, neither HRT or Triple Eight Race Engineering had won a race at Albert Park since 2011. Triple Eight broke the hoodoo yesterday with Shane van Gisbergen winning both races – can HRT follow suit today?