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Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011

HRTs to race in Monaco, Perez unlikely

May 28 (GMM) Both HRT cars will be allowed to start Sunday's Monaco grand prix.

Vitantonio Liuzzi's car could not be repaired for qualifying after his morning crash, while Narain Karthikeyan did not complete a lap due to a suspension problem.

It was...

Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011

Three drivers uncertain for Monaco GP

May 28 (GMM) The participation of three drivers is in doubt for Sunday's Monaco grand prix.

The two HRT drivers, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan, have failed to qualify. Liuzzi crashed on Saturday morning and his F111 was not repaired for q...

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spain now prouder of Hispania team

May 11 (GMM) HRT is beginning to win over the support of Spain's motor racing federation.

The country's head FIA official Carlos Gracia said after Australia, where the F111 cars failed even to qualify: "Like this, I would prefer there was no Spanish ...

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2011

Karthikeyan hopes to score

India's Narain Karthikeyan, who is making a comeback in the Formula One with the new Hispania Racing Team, on Friday said he was looking to score "a point or two" in the F1 season this year. Karthikeyan had served as the test driver for Williams F1 team in the 2006-07 season after making debut with Jordan in 2005. Last year, he signed with the Hispania Racing Team to be its official race driver for this Formula One season. "Definitely my realistic target during the year […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stragglers also important to F1 - Karthikeyan

Apr.26 (GMM) There is a place in formula one for teams like HRT, the struggling team's Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan has insisted.

Lures to potential new backers like 'This could be you' aside, Karthikeyan's sponsor Tata is the only significant lo...

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kovalainen suggests Virgin needs wind tunnel

Apr.17 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen has told Virgin to abandon its policy of developing formula one cars with only computer-simulation technology.

After a difficult 2010 debut, the British team has fallen even further off the pace this season and in China...

Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bahrain cancellation saved HRT team - Willis

Apr.10 (GMM) The cancellation of the 2011 Bahrain season opener was a god-send for the HRT team, technical boss Geoff Willis has admitted.

Both Hispania cars failed to qualify in Australia two weeks ago, after the new front nose failed the FIA crash ...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011

Korean consortium eyes HRT buy-in - report

Apr.7 (GMM) A Korean consortium is reportedly interested in buying into the struggling Hispania team.

Italiaracing.net said the talks with owner Jose Ramon Carabante recently began "although the amount requested by the Spanish businessman is apparent...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HRT hopes to qualify with new wing - Karthikeyan

Mar.30 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan insists he supports F1's 107 per cent rule and is confident he will be quick enough to qualify for the second event of his return to the sport.

Struggling Spanish team HRT had a horror opening weekend of its second sea...

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spanish FIA chief slams Hispania team

Mar.29 (GMM) The head of the Spanish motor racing federation has slammed Hispania after its drivers failed to qualify for the 2011 season opener.

In the untested F111, Tonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan kicked off the Spanish team's second season in...

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011

107pc rule to keep slow cars 'out' in 2011 - Whiting

Mar.28 (GMM) Hispania will be excluded from more grands prix in 2011 if the struggling Spanish team does not up its pace.

That is the suggestion of FIA race director Charlie Whiting, after the untested F111 car did not get within 107 per cent of the ...

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stewards say no to HRT 107pc rule exemption

Mar.26 (GMM) HRT applied for an exemption from the 107 pc qualifying rule in Australia but it was thrown out by FIA stewards.

"Our times were not good enough, but given the number of laps we've done this weekend, we probably are not so bad," said the...