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2012 HRT F112

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Dmitry Zaharov, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Here it is!
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  2. McLaren - you are not alone...
  3. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Best looking car of 2012 :)

    Bad sign for McLaren :D
  4. GP3 called, they want their car back.
  5. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    Seriously? 0.o That one looks quite unique! That is cool!
  6. Front wing, engine cover, nose. is F111.

    Pretty much identical to last year.
    I would not be surprised if that is the F111 considering the old Pirelli tires.
  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Yeh that's not a new car.
    No one uses the DRS 'arm' in middle of the rear wing any more.

    Plus, as Hampus said, those are old Pirelli tyres.

    Looks like a computer knock-up job.
  8. it's not F111 nose is different and engine cover shrunk by two times
    could be CAD image of new car, but it's definitely not old car
  9. I think it´s the F111.

    It´s identical.
  10. You can even see the exhaust in the crappy image above. Placing exhaust there is illegal for 2012.


    You can see it right at the bottom of the sidepod.

    It´s not the first time they do this weird stuff. In 2010 launch they had a Force India in HRT colors.
  11. They are probably trying to conceal the fact that they won't actually have a car for this year. Keep the investors on board as long as possible and then take the money and run :p
  12. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    They have confirmed to Andrew Benson that the pic is the 2011 car. But that sidepod seems smaller :S
  13. Yea it does look like it slopes inwards better but i think that is down to the angle.
  14. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Good news. HRT finally passed its crash tests!
    Apparently it'll miss the first 2 days of the last Barcelona tests though.

    2 whole days of testing before the first race. Guess who's not going to be fully prepared!
  15. Glad to see them making it with the crash test and looking to see them on the grid in Melbourne
  16. That's still more of pre-season testing than they've done so far ;)
  17. EVER, you mean.

    Did HRT actually ever test before a season up to now?


  18. This team is a COMPLETE JOKE. They make the same mistakes year after year, (i.e. total lack of preperation).
  19. I am so happy that HRT finally show some improvement. (I love under-rated teams :p )
    IMO they should try to ask if they can get one extra testing day just like Lotus. :)

    And do you know the exact reason to what you call a "mistake"??????

    It is money. This team is on the edge of not existing in F1 any more due to their money issue. Last year they were forced to run with an other rear wing on the first race due to the lack of money which then lead to several employed people losing there jobs which then meant it would take a longer time ti produce a car if you don't got enough employed people to do that kind of work.
  20. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    They are requesting more testing time.