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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011

F1 driver exodus 'no loss' says Verstappen

Jos Verstappen has tipped F1 to race on unhindered when a list of midfield drivers does not return in 2012. Writing in his column for De Telegraaf newspaper, the Dutchman admitted that with so many drivers bustling for as little as two unconfirmed race seats, it is "an exciting time" on the newswire. At the same time, drivers apparently at the start of their promising careers, like ousted Toro Rosso pair Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi, have lost their seats. "It's hard for them, especially […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HRT: Looking to build in 2012

HRT is looking to move forwards next year as they shift towards becoming a Spanish national team

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011

Red Bull's driver problem...

With 4 drivers vying for 2 seats, we take a look at the problems that come with a successful young driver scheme...

Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011

Liuzzi, not Ricciardo, to sit out India

HRT on Saturday announced that it will be Vitantonio Liuzzi who sits out next weekend's Indian grand prix. The Spanish team had already said Indian Narain Karthikeyan would return to the grid for his country's inaugural formula one race. It was believed that Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who earlier this year replaced Karthikeyan due to a deal struck between HRT and Red Bull, would sit out India. Liuzzi's manager said in September that the Italian has a firm contract for every race in 2011, with Ricciardo […]

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ricciardo likely to miss Indian GP

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he will probably sit out the inaugural Indian grand prix later this month. We reported last week that, even though Tonio Liuzzi's manager had insisted the Italian has a firm contract for every race in 2011, HRT had yet to officially confirm who will make way for Indian Narain Karthikeyan. "Nothing is confirmed yet about who will Narain replace in India," a spokeswoman for the Spanish team told us. On a visit to India for his backer Red Bull on Saturday, […]

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2011

Red Bull seat 'unlikely' admits Ricciardo

Aug.5 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo has said it is "unlikely" he is already being lined up for a race seat at F1 pacesetter Red Bull Racing.

Undoubtedly the energy drink company's youngster of the moment, the 22-year-old Australian has been placed with Red ...

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011

Rookie 'Rickardo' hopes to qualify for debut

Jul.8 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo joked to a Spanish reporter that he did more interviews on Thursday than in his entire life until that point.

The Red Bull-backed rookie is making his grand prix debut this weekend, causing some commentators to hurriedly ...

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 Friday, April 8, 2011

Brawn confirms wind tunnel deal for HRT

Apr.8 (GMM) Ross Brawn on Friday confirmed reports the struggling HRT team is renting one of the wind tunnels at Mercedes' Brackley headquarters.

Hispania boss Colin Kolles refused to comment, but Mercedes chief Brawn admitted HRT "is renting some ti...

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 Thursday, March 24, 2011

Liuzzi nervous under grim Melbourne skies

Mar.24 (GMM) On the day before the first practice day of 2011, heavy Rain was falling at the Albert Park circuit.

However, weather forecasters believe the skies should clear for the forthcoming three days of track action, and with his fingers and toe...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

Q and A: Kolles on the HRT F111

Last winter Colin Kolles was parachuted into what was then the Campos team to try and create a functioning grand prix squad out of the troubled start-up project in little more than a month.In 2011 Hispania is again the last team to launch its new car, ...