F1 » New reports link Hispania to Toyota


New rumours echo those from the summer, as Auto Motor und Sport reports HRT will utilise the 'expertise, equipment and facilities' of Toyota in 2011.

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RobK - Unregistered

October 31, 2010 1:32 PM

This whole team is a mystery to me -

They sell themselves as Spanish - but are apparently based in Germany.

They spend nothing at all on developing the car but can afford to buy the Toyota set-up.

They want to finish high up - but don't run Klein and keep Yamamoto in.

Just bizarre....

beeflin

October 31, 2010 1:51 PM

The success of such a liaison depends on how relevant the 2010 Toyota is to the 2011 rules. It could be another crap year for Hispania if the car isn't a suitable starting point for next season.

JJ9871011

October 31, 2010 2:17 PM

HRT is a weird team. It's team with a revolving door. I'm not sure how great Colin Kolles is as a Principle. He doesn't have much in ways of running a racing team and the teams he has run have mostly fell through. HRT need a strong racing hand and get rid of Kolles IMHO.

I don't understand where the $ is going. WE all know Sakon is a pay driver, but he for sure isn't there on talent. With this influx of $, why isn't there any development?

I think Bruno, Klien, and Karun should find new homes. Racing for HRT is hurting them more then helping.

107SS2009

October 31, 2010 3:16 PM

Hispania racing bought by Jose Ramon Carabante from Adrian Campos has been subsequently reported that it could buy hydraulic systems and gearboxes from Williams, now Auto Motor und sports are citing “reliable sources” reports that HRT has bought the “expertise, equipment and facilities“ of Toyota Cologne based team, but at the same time the magazine notes rumours that Hispania is behind in its payments to Cosworth.

107SS2009

October 31, 2010 4:49 PM

Some notes on the Toyota RVX-09 G/H spec 2.4l V8 engine might be of interest to some.
Toyota pulled out soon after the end of 09, its 2.4l v8 remains a homologated F1 engine under the ongoing engine specification freeze, although highly competitive at the time producing 735bhp under the 18k rpm limit imposed for that season I calculate that it is by now outdated even by Cosworth, this is because Toyota were slow to react at the opportune time.
The rvx-09 is derived from the 2005 3.0l V10 and still carries the same 96.8mm bore which were meant to run at 19200rpm.
As the rules for 2006 were confirmed late and Toyota were slow to react they didn't had the time to implement their projected 98mm bore with its appropriate stroke.

richard

October 31, 2010 7:58 PM

sunny. there are different rumours about toyota. wasnt it said early in the year that stefan had purchased it, so how could hrt now buy it?
and also, why would hrt buy cosworth compatible gearbox and hydraulics, as toyota would sell their own gearbox etc.
and as you say. hrt is in serious trouble, especially as they wont get any money from fom.
i would think that it is more likely hrt will be bought over by epsilion.
and would the toyota tub (if used) be capable of containing kers for next year.
this all appears to be just rumours

107SS2009

October 31, 2010 9:14 PM

Richard, I see this Toyota/HRT thing as having as big a chance of happening as the Steffan/Toyota buyout.
As to the car I think it will be outdated by next year and that includes the engine.
On another note, did you follow the Renault financial situation? And go believe them in wanting KIMI.

Remember - Unregistered

October 31, 2010 11:26 PM

People have to remember (unless it's changed recently) that Hispana don't own the IP to the design of the car. It was out sourced to another company who can't design a car for their life.

It is also said that they would not release the IP to Hispana so they can develop the car. Hispana have given up on 2010 to concentrate on 2011.

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