F1 » Hispania forced to sit out final day

Hispania misses final day of pre-season testing due to part delays

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Frank Wank - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 4:16 PM

Jeeze Kolles, I wud have lent u the ten bucks to pay the duty...

OH WAIT... This is not just another BS story from u guys, is it?
The sooner u vanish the better. What a bunch of CLOWNS. Team Lotus and Virgin are at least trying to be real outfits. I doubt Pisspania will ever make the grid...let alone finish the year.

How dumb cud u guys be to screw the Toyota deal! With Toyota u had a chance to be real.. BYE-BYE FOREVER................

Kiko - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 4:26 PM

Anybody else think that the car they "launched" yesterday didn't actually have any engine, box, electrics etc in it?

I haven't seen a video of it running...

Alan D - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 4:34 PM

Kiko, you know, that thought crossed my mind too. I also wondered about it being designed entirely on computer. I wonder if they got those photos of all the other cars side by side, fed them into the computer, and had it find the average car shape from all the other teams. That would explain why they couldn't launch their car until all the others had run theirs in testing.

Gary Buton Fan - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 6:38 PM

Why don't all of you negative guys get a grip!!!!!!!

At least they are having a go, you say lotus and virgin are trying to be great teams but in 2010 at least HRT had the correct size fuel tank!!
I can remember years ago the same comments being made about the Midland f1 team saying why are they there? They are a joke... but now look what happend to the team spyker bought them then they were bought and renamed force india...

Ok they ain't having the best start again but at least they are trying!!!!! And by the way they didn't come last in 2010 virgin did, (the team you guys said are 'serious') about f1.........

AstonGulf - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 7:34 PM

Not looking too promising for HRT but I am growing sick and tired of the contast slagging off that the newer teams, especially Virgin, are getting.

Yeah, the fuel tank issue was a mojor screw up but they fixed it and moved on and they delveloped the car along the way.

Lotus have twice the budget (at least) and are being bankrolled by Proton / Malaysia plus of course they have a RBR back end.

Every single team on the grid was new at some stage so all the naysayers should take a look at that and give the new guys a chance. A grid full of 22 AlonoVettel clones all driving around in Ferrabull would be dull as ditchwater.


March 12, 2011 9:04 PM

what puzzles me is the fact that hrt were able to transport a car to barcelona, show it to the public with dampers on it, and then say that the dampers were held up in customs. this indicates that they must have ordered alternative dampers very, very late, after all dampers should not need a long lead time. also, if dampers were held by customs, it could only be for something like an excise duty, which surely could have been sorted within a few minutes. hrt originally said that car would not appear before monza. maybe the sudden show was an effort to try and gain some sponsorship, and as kiko says, may not be anything more than a shell?

ads - Unregistered

March 12, 2011 11:52 PM

I have mixed feelings about HRT. I have no problem with their cars performance last year as everyone has to start somewhere and at least they made the grid. they also showed balls to keep going despite all the jokes. infact i would go as far to say they earnt some respect but where i struggle is with kolles driver respect. while he is there they will never go anywhere

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