HRT release images of 2011 car
HRT have released images of its 2011 car, the F111. The car has been designed under the technical leadership of Geoff Willis, and has a completely new livery design compared with its predecessor. In a statement from the team, HRT team boss, Colin Kolles says "the F111 represents a significant step forward for Hispania Racing. We have made a big improvement for starting our second season in Formula One and what you see in our new car confirms Hispania Racing’s commitment to F1." Kolles also added that "the F111 will incorporate the adjustable rear wing" in accordance with the new regulations to increase overtaking. Speaking about the car’s distinctive new livery, which was by Daniel Simon and features a number of little messages, such as "Car ends here" at the rear and "Attention! You are being filmed" next to the overhead camera. Kolles said: "Daniel has created a wonderfully confident look for our new car which really captures the effort the whole team has put into developing the F111. The car design and the graphic design perfectly complement one another and mark the real beginnings of our ambitions." The new livery also includes new sponsor Tata, who come to the team with Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan, Last year's car, the F110, did not feature any significant aerodynamic upgrades during the season, but HRT say they intend to tweak the F111 over the course of 2011. HRT president Jose Ramon Carabante said.: "We feel really proud of the car our drivers will run this forthcoming season. Despite a challenging first year, we managed to finish on the eleventh position in the world constructors championship.” “Now, we are very pleased to introduce the first spec of the F111, which means a huge design-effort from our side. This is only a first step as we are planning several updates during the season." The press release did not mention when the car would actually make its track debut, although it is expected to make an appearance at the final pre-season test in Bahrain at the start of March.