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Discussion in 'F1 Cars' started by Dmitry Zaharov, Feb 21, 2012.
Some HRT news.
We should give them a little bit of a chance despite how shit they've done so far, maybe they will develop..
Or maybe they wont.
From where they stand they can only develop.
So, in Monaco, HRT was closer to the poletime...uhm, fastest lap in qualifying, than they have ever been before! So, moving forward! Or at least closer!
That said, Karthikean set his fastest lap on lap 44 on soft tires with plenty of fuel, which was only 1 sec off his Q1 time in the race, while everyone around was 2-3 seconds off their Q pace.
Smaller track though? Hate to be the dampener of spirits, but it is true
Or just stopped moving backwards
Should've written that it isn't in time, but in percentage The record was Chandhok from 2010, beaten by De la Rosa in Monaco 2012
Well, they stopped moving backwards, and moved a bit forward!
Lowest difference from pole time (2010): +5,14 %
Lowest difference from pole time (2011): +6.26 %
Lowest difference from pole time (2012): +5,11 %
They also beat a Marussia.
The team is looking better, did anybody posted the new factory video presentation?
It is so great to see that this team is recovering from the economical problems they have been having.
The team seems so small from the video though.
They beat Marussia again today
Now let's hope they at least start to make some progress foward.
Yeah, I hope they can improve greatly for next year as well.
The HRT is 1 entire second faster then last year while Caterham is 0.5 seconds faster then last year while Red Bull is 0.8 seconds slower then last year so it seems they have imrpoved a LOT without really standing out.
They need to secure an engine deal for 2013 if they're to stay ahead of Marussia.
I know this is a bit of off-topic but I just wanted to mention that Marrusia failed to get a contract with Mercedes. (This was mentioned in FP1 in the Swedish TV)
I think they will stay for Cosworth until the new turbo engines come in 2014
Sounds like a logycal move to save money and develop the chassis for now, and try to make the big jump in two years with new engine that will stay for years.
I can't say much, but that's not what they will be doing.
Oh, we got an insider!
It could also make sense to change engine provider in 2013 to get used to working with the new guys, instead of going into 2014 with new engine+new engine crew. With the rule changes in 2014 probably the whole car should be rebuilt, so most of the work in 2013 will be lost.
Then again, in 2014 it's impossible to know which will be the best engines. I sure hope they can get a good one.