Tag Archive: F112

Sep 20

Tata Tea to sponsor Narain Karthikeyan and HRT Formula 1 Team for Singapore and Indian Grands Prix

Tata Global Beverages will be extensively promoting the ‘Tata Tea’ brand via this association

11 - HRT F1 TeamHRT Formula 1 Team and Tata Global Beverages (TGB) announce today its brand Tata Tea’s association with Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan and the HRT Formula 1 team for the 2012 Singapore and Indian Grands Prix scheduled from September 21-23 and October 26-28 respectively.

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Aug 16

Q&A with Narain Karthikeyan

“I think that my race performance has been very strong” – Karthikeyan

2012-06-09_02632012-06-08_0430HRT Formula 1 Team has gone through a restructuring process in which it has settled at a new base, practically renewed the staff entirely and new drivers have arrived, but there’s one figure that has stood throughout this whole process: Narain Karthikeyan.

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Aug 09

Q&A with Luis Pérez – Sala

Yes, we have some upgrades prepared for the Singapore Grand Prix

2012-08-09 - HRT F1 Team - Luis Perez-SalaHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgWith two seasons behind his back as a Formula 1 driver in 1988 and 1989, and a permanent link with motorsport, Luis Pérez-Sala wasn’t entering an unknown world when he was named Team Principal of HRT Formula 1 Team at the end of last year.

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Aug 02

HRT Formula 1 Team and Pedro de la Rosa have written a golden page in the history of Spanish motorsport this season.

Q&A with Pedro de la Rosa

2012-06-09_03172012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 06The union of both has resulted in the first time in Formula 1 history that a Spanish driver takes part in an entire World Championship with a Spanish team. At the age of 41, the driver from Barcelona is taking on his fourteenth season in Formula 1, but he maintains the same motivation and hunger as the first day to ensure that this project consolidates itself in the pinnacle of motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Q&A with Ma Qing Hua

Young Driver Test in Silverstone

2012-07-13 - HRT F1 Team -  Ma Qing Hua2012-07-12 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing HuaMa Qing Hua joined HRT Formula 1 Team’s young driver programme just three months ago and in this time he has been preparing with the team for the challenge of Formula 1. He finally had the opportunity to drive the F112 yesterday at the Young Driver Test which took place in Silverstone. He passed the test with flying colours and it wasn’t only a great day for the team but also for Formula 1 in general as he became the first driver born in China to drive a Formula 1 car at an official event.

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Jul 06

An agreement has been finally reached and HRT Formula 1 Team will be able to carry out its Young Driver Test

HRT Formula 1 Team will take part in its Young Driver Test at Silverstone after the Grand Prix

2012-07-06 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing Hua - Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgThis test will take place on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of July at the legendary Silverstone circuit. 24 year-old Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be at the wheel of the F112 and will complete his first tests in a Formula 1 car.

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May 23

Ma Qing Hua will take part in the Silverstone Young Driver Test with HRT Formula 1 Team

Young Driver Test taking place in Silverstone on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July

2012-04-12 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing HuaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgIn only a month and half’s time, Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will enjoy his first opportunity to step into a Formula 1 car and will do so at the wheel of the F112 at the legendary Silverstone circuit. The member of the Spanish team’s new-born driver development programme will thereby accomplish one of his first objectives on his road to the pinnacle of motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

The President of the FIA, Jean Todt, visits HRT Formula 1 Team’s new facilities

Before the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix

2012-05-04 - HRT F1 Team - Jean TodtHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgToday has been an important day for HRT Formula 1 Team who received the visit of Jean Todt, President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, to its brand new facilities at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. Guided by the team’s CEO, Saúl Ruiz de Marcos, and Team Principal, Luis Pérez-Sala, the head figure of the FIA toured the team’s new facilities.

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Apr 25

HRT Formula 1 Team will not attend the tests in Mugello

“By not going to Mugello we can work thoroughly on the car to prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix” – Luis Pérez-Sala

2012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02HRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgAfter some careful assessment, HRT Formula 1 Team has decided not to take part in the upcoming Formula 1 tests celebrated in Mugello, Italy, next week (1st-3rd May). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Ma Qing Hua joins HRT Formula 1 Team’s Driver Development Programme

HRT Formula 1 Team announces the incorporation of Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua to the Spanish team’s young driver development programme.

2012-04-05 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing HuaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgThe formation programme designed by HRT F1 Team for Ma Qing Hua includes professional assessment in his career as a driver, private tests with cars from different categories and simulator tests. If the results of the partnership are satisfactory, Qing Hua could take to the wheel of the F112 at the Formula 1 Young Driver test. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

KERS unlikely for HRT in 2012 – Sala

HRT’s team boss has admitted installing KERS is an unlikely goal for the struggling Spanish team this year.

2012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02HRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgLuis Perez Sala said the new F112 was designed to accommodate the energy-recovery technology, but qualifying comfortably within the 107 per cent rule is a better target for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Toni Cuquerella, new Technical Director of HRT Formula 1 Team

Engineer Toni Cuquerella assumes, as of today, the role of Technical Director of HRT Formula 1 Team.

2012-04-02 - HRT F1 Team - Toni CuquerellaHRT F1 Team LogoCuquerella, besides being at the head of technical development, will continue to exercise his role as the maximum figure of engineering on the track. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

HRT car ‘dangerous’ in Australia – de la Rosa

HRT was not ready to race last weekend in Australia, Pedro de la Rosa has admitted.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3912012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 Pedro de la Rosa 01Ultimately, the Spaniard and his teammate Narain Karthikeyan failed to satisfy the sport’s 107 per cent qualifying rule, and therefore sat out the 2012 opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Spanish team HRT’s car made in Germany

“Under our management almost everything has been made here in Bobingen” – Gunther Holzer.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 61511 - HRT F1 TeamFormer boss Colin Kolles and his Greding-based company is no longer involved, but there remains a strong German input with the struggling team HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

No season opener for HRT, Marussia qualifies

Narain Karthikeyan was unequivocal as he walked through the paddock gates on Saturday.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 3032012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 086“I have to qualify.  There are no two ways about it,” said the Indian. It had been a difficult winter and an even more difficult season opener so far for the struggling Spanish team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

De la Rosa admits HRT ‘worst’ team in F1

“We should not be afraid to admit that we are the worst, but we must have the ambition to not stay that way”

2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 012012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 Pedro de la Rosa 00Pedro de la Rosa insists he is not afraid to admit he will tackle next weekend’s Australian grand prix at the wheel of the “worst” car. “We will have a difficult year,” said the veteran Spaniard, who is yet to actually drive HRT’s newly-launched F112. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

‘Obvious’ HRT needs more backing – de la Rosa

“This is a time of crisis”

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 Pedro de la Rosa 01Pedro de la Rosa has defended the viability of struggling HRT, despite its new owners trying to build up a formula one team in the mist of a near-unprecedented economic crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

HRT confirms Monday debut for 2012 car

HRT has confirmed that its 2012 car, the F112, will finally make its track debut on Monday.

11 - HRT F1 Team2012-03-05 - HRT F1 Team - F112Recently, the FIA barred Red Bull and Ferrari from tweaking their test schedules so that their Barcelona running could end on Monday. But struggling backmarker HRT asked its rivals for special permission, given it had yet to use its separate allowed test day for ‘filming and promotional’ purposes.

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Dec 15

HRT future uncertain as boss Kolles exits

HRT’s future looks uncertain this week as the struggling Spanish team farewells its boss Colin Kolles.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 052011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01In the wake of the 2011 takeover by Thesan Capital, HRT issued a media statement late on Wednesday to announce that Kolles will down tools on Thursday.

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Dec 12

HRT official statement

HRT denies Caterham designing 2012 car

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 03 2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01After the recent information appearing lately in the media, HRT F1 Team is obliged to deny that Caterham Technology and Innovation, a subsidiary company of Caterham F1, will be in charge of the design and fabrication of the F112’s monocoque.

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