HRT F1 car revealed in Spain

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HRT launched their 2010 F1 car in Spain today

HRT launched their 2010 F1 car in Spain today

HRT has revealed the car which will be raced by Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok in 2010.

The Dallara-designed chassis is largely sponsor-less apart from the logos of Senna’s sponsor Embratel. It has a dark grey livery with white and red details.

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HRT F1 launch video

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180 comments on HRT F1 car revealed in Spain

  1. Good looking or ugly, at least they will make it to the first race in spite of all the melodrama.

    Good luck HRT!

  2. ElChiva said on 4th March 2010, 18:21

    Don’t forget all cars look underdeveloped and simple at launch. There is a rumor that they are testing this week at Inmola, no less than Fisichela behind the wheel. Anyhow i don’t think Dallara just produced a car and left. They are contracted to develop it and they have a windtunnel.

  3. rit said on 4th March 2010, 18:24

    under performer

  4. Marc Connell said on 4th March 2010, 18:25

    happy to see a team i thought was going to fail make a car :)

  5. sato113 said on 4th March 2010, 18:29

    have they not painted it? it looks like they’re so cheap that they just left the surface as carbon fibre. couldn’t afford paint!

    • Nick Someone said on 4th March 2010, 21:16

      Yeah I agree with you. It’s like they have done one coat only and haven’t finished it. To me looking at the video and the pics it looks like a mock up and not the real car. If you look at the vid at laverdad.es you’ll see the steering wheel is a dummy.

      …Actually I have just had a think and it would make sense if it was just the shell of a car. They need to ship it to Bahrain on a plane that I believe is leaving soon and they will have limited parts. It may not be practical for them to show a complete car at this stage.

      The back of the car looks a bit fat to me. …anyway good luck to them.

      • Nick Someone said on 4th March 2010, 21:49

        just found this message from Scarbs in his message section:

        “I read that this is a third chassis, which I can believe as its clearly a show car (blocked off sidepods and exhausts are tell tale), the other two chassis are headign to Bahrain. Plus the duct scoops appear to be made in a rapid prototype material (like windform), so these may only be experimental parts stuck on to make a complete car for the launch.”

        http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/hrt-dallara-cosworth-first-impressions/

  6. matty55 said on 4th March 2010, 18:34

    It at least they have got a proven car maker behind them.

  7. BasCB said on 4th March 2010, 18:40

    Scarbs has already put a shor technical analyses on his blog:
    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/hrt-dallara-cosworth-first-impressions/

  8. nick said on 4th March 2010, 19:10

    Cant wait for practise, think it starts 6:55am on friday, so ill be able to get some in before work. They tend to re run them all the way through to P3 so plenty of time to catch it fri evening for those of us that have to work.

    For those that haven’t watched the practice sessions on red button its really worth doing. Its quite interesting as its quite different to watching qualifying and the race, seeing how teams prepare etc. watching people who have never raced at a given track going round really slowly trying to learn it etc.

    I also have to give a massive thumbs up to the commentary, AD and Crofty offer up a real “fans” commentary, going into silly but interesting things that they wouldn’t do on the dumbed down main commentary like funny names teams come up with for parts of the car, the teams listen in too and offer up info by text message etc. As I say really worth a watch.

    • JProc said on 4th March 2010, 19:46

      I was just listening to crofty on the radio talking to lewis. It is great listening to them in practise

  9. Chris said on 4th March 2010, 19:13

    I always worries me when people roll out the EU flag seems the me that whenever they do this the next thing they do is start claiming money from the EU left right and centre.

    Apart from that do you reckon the carbon fiber is just that colour naturally they could not have painted it that colour by design could they?

  10. three4three said on 4th March 2010, 19:18

    Its rather funny that they’ve got the front tyres muddled up, the lefts and rights are on on the wrong sides – pretty amateur really! Still, at least they’ve made it and the shape looks good, hopefully they’ll keep improving over the first few races.

    • JProc said on 4th March 2010, 20:04

      How can you tell?

      • three4three said on 4th March 2010, 20:18

        Actually it’s just the right front. The arrow to the left of ‘Bridgestone’ and ‘Potenza’ are pointing the wrong way compared to the rear tyres. It’s a rookie error alright.

  11. nick said on 4th March 2010, 19:19

    I dont think those are the colours that the car would of been under Campos Meta, I suspect it was a rush job and thats the only colour Homebaseio had in stock

  12. there’s a better full blown image of the whole car here: http://www.f1badger.com/2010/03/and-the-2010-grid-is-omplete/

  13. Kris said on 4th March 2010, 19:32

    You guys sound like its a total disgrace to have a car thats undeveloped and well off the pace. Let’s not forget that the top 10 get points this year, so there may be wet races or something where all you have to do is get a classified finish to get a point. I think that’s a reasonable target for a team like HRT. In fact, cheering for underdogs is one of the reasons I watch F1. Who can forget Sato passing Alonso in the Super Aguri in Montreal 07, or going further back, the Leyton House almost winning in Magny Cours in 1990 just one month after failing to qualify. Anything is possible in F1, even though its the pinnacle of motorsport. And you have to start somewhere.

    • nick said on 4th March 2010, 19:51

      There will be a two championships this season. the big 4 for the title and the 3 minos for honour. forget what happens in the middle. ill be watching those two ends!

    • Tim said on 5th March 2010, 8:55

      Your point is a good one – but Leyton House came close to winning the French GP at Paul Ricard in 1990, the year before the race switched to Magny Cours.

    • A-Safieldin said on 5th March 2010, 22:13

      Im sorry thats almost impossible….. f1 cars back then were a) much less technologically advanced b) much less reliable than toady, so im afraid pinning your hopes on Ferrari RedBull Mercedes Mclaren Williams and everyone else to leave the race in a cloud of smoke and loud bangs from their mashed gearbox is so unlikely these days…… I say they probably wont even finish the year I mean I’m not lying or enhancing my story to sound like some genius but I always cheered Honda and Button on and I knew they were gonna win a lot in 09 if they were on the grid mostly cause I knew they were pouring millions into their team…. I doubt some engineer you’ve never heard of using google sketch and two rookie drivers will even finish the championship year… I know they say the private teams are the heart of F1 but really big constructors is what we need, we dont want to be like rally and loose all our big names like lancia and subaru and mitsubishi

  14. Gui Amado said on 4th March 2010, 19:39

    Well… now imagine this car in the track on a raining day. It will disappear

  15. Woffin said on 4th March 2010, 19:48

    I actually think this is an extremely good looking car! Cant wait to see it with a few more sponsors and with the drivers all strapped in!

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