As someone who always has a huge interest in the story of the ’underdog’, the HRT Formula 1 team has gathered alot of my attention in recent months. Formerly known as Hispania Racing in 2010, HRT has attempted to survive in Formula 1 on a relative shoe-string budget compared to much larger competitors.
It shows with results on track as right now, as HRT cars are only seen on-screen when they are being lapped by the leading cars several times through a race.
In the last two years of competition, Hispania/HRT had not been able to get their car running on track until the first race of the season, missing all pre-season testing. This problem was mostly down to a low budget, and a lack of technical organization prior to the season opener. This year, HRT have made a small step forward by being able to have the 2012 car, the F112 , take it’s first laps on a media day, only one day after all of the pre-season tests had been completed.
Any step forward that you can take is a good one, right?