HRT to miss Mugello test

2012 F1 testing

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Shanghai, 2012HRT have announced they will not participate in the three-day test at Mugello next week.

Team principal Luis Perez-Sala said: “The start to the season was a little bit rushed for us and, since the cars were set up for the first time, we have been working on them at the Grands Prix.

“The team and the material have just got back from Bahrain after leaving for Australia in early March. And they return, for the first time, to the team?s new headquarters at the Caja Magica in Madrid. This move is very important for us and by not going to Mugello we can work thoroughly on the car to prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix.

“We won?t have the new upgrade package until then so we?ve preferred to focus on what can contribute more to us, which is teamwork at the headquarters. And there is a lot to do.”

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36 comments on HRT to miss Mugello test

  1. jefemano said on 26th April 2012, 21:33

    Neel Jani,
    Once again you are based you write up on assumptions, obviously you are not following HRT F1 team so you are only commenting on what you perceive from the casual glance at this team. If you knew anything about HRT in its present form, you would not have written what you did. For your information if you care to know the true facts, HRT F1 team is brand new and was bought by the investment company “Thesan capital” late Nov 2011 from Sr Carabante the previous Hispania Owner , unfortunately HRT F1 had to keep the name it was registered with in order to the get proceed from the FOM and to comply with FIA rules. The new owners did not want to continue with old Hispania team or Colin Koles and rejected his design for their 2012 racer and decided to start afresh from zero late November 2011, so they only had less than to 3 month to put together a new team ( which is 98% new people) and started the F112 design and build from zero early December. Remarkable job considering their circumstances, they managed to reduce by more than 4″ in only four races. A new sponsor (major International Bank) will be announced at Barcelona GP, quite a few upgrades will be introduced also at the Barcelona GP, including a new lighter chassis, (at present the heaviest of the Grid) and new aero package which should help the F112 to catch up with the new teams, this was confirmed last week by the HRT’s German designer. but of course the good news do not attract readers..

  2. jefemano said on 28th April 2012, 9:24

    Thanks for the update! Thats great news for HRT, really hope they do well. i dont understand all these people slagging them off. its great we have 24 cars on the grid and these lot will improve…

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