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HRT to use electric bikes at races

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by James Chant, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium Member

    HRT to use electric bikes at races

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    Image: ESPN

    HRT has announced that it will use electric bicycles to move around at grands prix after signing a collaboration with Yamimoto.

    The electric bicycle brand has become the team's 'official supplier of sustainable mobility for 2012', and will design an exclusive bicycle for HRT this year. A press release by the team confirmed: "HRT will become, through this deal, a pioneer in the world of Formula 1 by integrating an alternative energy to petrol in its mobility plan and will use Yamimoto's electric bicycles to move around at grands prix and away from them."

    HRT's business development director Oscar Leyva said that the deal would help strengthen HRT's brand as well as offering a solution at the circuits.

    "The complexity of moving a Formula 1 team around the world doesn't limit itself to the major distances covered by traditional modes of transport. There are also a large amount of short and medium distance journeys, in testing and grands prix but also in between races.

    "The alternative that Yamimoto offers us doesn't only contribute comfort and practicality but it is also an innovative company that adjusts to our philosophy of searching for synergies with Spanish companies to strengthen our brands in the world and the concept of Spain being a country that backs R&D&i."

    ESPN F1
     
  2. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    The sadness is that it was Yamimoto and not Yamamoto!
     
  3. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Well, this is good, but not really what the team needs more.
     
  4. You never know, it might be their fastest vehicle at the track this year.
     
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  5. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I still don't see it meeting the 107% time though :p
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    The bike is probably faster than their F1 car.
     
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  7. Yes, you see the hidden strategy? They'd probably use these to tow their F1 cars around in races!
     
  8. Maybe they should add KERS to their bike...

    Bike to F1 car: "Look I have something you don't!"
     
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  9. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Laugh all you want, but they never were last in teams champ :cool:
     
  10. Don't have to tell me that. It's actually interesting they beat the so called Pros at Virgin. Maybe now they've thrown their "We-don't-need-no-wind-tunnel" approach away they might beat them now.
     
  11. When I first read the tittle I thought it said "HRT to use electric brakes at races" and I was like "WTF :o ".
     
  12. Rumour says this is the 2012 challenger!!! Inside information!!

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