Pedro de la Rosa, HRT, Jerez, 2012

HRT F112 passes FIA crash tests

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pedro de la Rosa, HRT, Jerez, 2012
Pedro de la Rosa drives HRT's 2011 car at Jerez

In the round-up: HRT move a step closer to getting their 2012 contender on-track after passing the remaining FIA crash tests.

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HRT passes crash tests (Joe Saward)

“The HRT team has passed all finally completed all the necessary crash tests with its F112 and is now racing to try to get a chassis together in time to take part in the final tests of the winter in Barcelona next week.”

Kobayashi plays down Sauber’s pace (Autosport)

“It’s testing, it’s better than nothing and it’s better than last, for sure, but I don’t think this is a real result. I don’t believe it is, and I know more than anybody what the situation is. I don’t think McLaren and Red Bull are slow…”

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