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Hispania Racing to switch 'very soon' to F1 2012 car

Colin Kolles: Time will always show who is right and who is wrong. Of course there are always things to be improved and criticism [of us] is okay as long as people understand what they are talking about.

Hispania Racing will begin focusing on next year's car 'very soon', team boss, Colin Kolles has said.

The little Spanish-squad achieved its best result in its short history last weekend in Canada, with Vitantonio Liuzzi bringing his F111 home in 13th at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve [see separate story - click here].

That result was a major boost for HRT and for now moves it ahead of Virgin in the constructors'.

However while plans are afoot to start focusing on 2012, Kolles has reiterated that HRT are still hoping to beat Team Lotus and get tenth place in the constructors' – an extremely ambitious target to say the least, given the comparative pace of the F111 versus the T128.

“We will switch very soon to the 2012 car,” Kolles said. “As predicted [after qualifying in Canada], it was a crazy race with a positive ending for us.

“It was the team's best result - and is just the result of people within the team working very hard. We will continue to work hard and hope to improve and achieve better results. There are still a lot of races left this season.

“We want to achieve our target of being 10th in the constructor's championship,” Kolles concluded.

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26.03.2011- Saturday Practice, Colin Kolles (GER), HRT F1 Team, Team Principal
08.04.2011- Friday Practice 1, Colin Kolles (GER), HRT F1 Team, Team Principal
Colin Kolles, Team Principal, Hispania Racing F1 Team

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nosense - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 8:05 PM

They have beaten Virgin twice in as much seasons. Only one 12th needed and they'll beat Lotus too. With a 2 year old Dallara crappy tub...what would you have achieved bunch of losers??? Credit to Kolles and his brave hispano-german team. If they had the money...they would had paid Toyota the bills and by now they could be well prety much in the mix of points scoring...

Jose - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 10:37 PM

No negative comments from me. Actually is very cool watching a small team trying to make a go in F1. This sport is not friendly or accommodating to any entrant who is holding a small Johnny Cash truck loaded with Gold. A very big hill to climb. The old rule stands true, 'eat that elephant one bite at a time'.. So far so good..Good Luck Badman, Jose

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