Seeing that most of us who watch Formula 1 are armchair pundits, myself included, it makes it really easy to poke fun at a team like HRT. Even though they are one of the slowest teams in Formula 1, the team is working extremely hard to develop from such a limited budget.
It made me think about how much effort is going into developing this team. They may not have made a complete fan out of me, but I’ll think twice before I shoot another jaded remark toward them when I see them on the grid. You can see that they are working hard.
Will HRT remain in Formula 1 in five years time? We’ll see, but it will be interesting to see how this team develops.
Well, it’s nice to see that even the best drivers get caught up in the heat of emotion from time to time. Always nice to be given the finger, when it’s someone elses fault. (In my opinion)
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?
For readers of Autosport, you know this question. But it’s not the whole story. You might say that Lola had some of the worst F1 cars to date, but when did you ever decide to build a racing car on a £2 million budget?
Lola did, and it was okay. I will go into every bit of detail regarding the Lola Formula One Team that applied for entry in the 2010 FiA Formula One World Championship – an offer that the FiA refused.
We’ve been talking about how complicated Formula One steering wheels have been made since the days of Senna and Prost. However, we just found a video that really explains how complicated the 2011 steering wheels are. Nico’s says it best when they ran out of space to put some buttons on the front, so they had to put some buttons on the back! Insane.
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We’ll ignore that this is the fastest the car has gone all weekend. However, it was just worth watching as the track workers just roll the car over the one track- aid to get the car off the track.
Should you laugh? We did.