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The HRT Dallara F110 made it's track debut at Sakhir


Hispania Racing Team rolls out new F1 Dallara

While the car is far from adventurous in its design, Dallara will hope to benefit from Its experience with Bridgestone rubber with Its GP2-spec cars over the past five seasons, so HRT may prove to be a team to watch as the season develops.

Meanwhile, even though the team is brand new/ - and its making use of two drivers who are novices at an F1 level - there is plenty of pedigree on the pit wall, Including technical director Geoff Willis (who has wide F1 experience with Red Bull, Honda, Leyton House and Williams), Jacky Eeckelaert (formerly of Prost, Sauber and Honda) and Ben Agathangelou {formerly an aero' man at Tyrell, Benetton and Red Bull). Tonl Cuquerella, a race engineer for Robert Kubica at BMW Sauber, is also on the squad.

Last minute debut for former Campos outfit

THE LAST Of this year's F1 entries to be unveiled made a dramatic start into formula 1 with its first laps of any circuit taking place in Practice 1 at the recent Bahrain Grand Prix.

HRT, which was previously named Campos Meta 1, Is owned by Spanish businessman Jose Ramon Carabante, who bought out former owner Adrian Campos, Running the Valencia-based operation is one-time Force India team principal, Colin Kolles: 'While we are a new team In the paddock, we will be very proud to stand alongside such legendary names as Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Lotus, as we hope to build our own reputation In the coming years.1

The team's first car, the HRT-Cosworth F110, looks an extremely neat and tidy design, as you would expect from Dallara. It has a

The HRT Dallara F110 made it's track debut at Sakhir lower nose than most, not dissimilar to that of fellow new entry Virgin's car. The join between the nose and chassis, however, owes more to Red Bull, with raised lumps on the outer corners, while the forward leg of the lower wishbone is mounted on the v section under the chassis. The HRTs front wing is three-piece, with a dramatically lowered main plane.

Sidepods are beautifully sculptured, with undercut leading edges, while the air intake on the engine cover, which slopes back rather than leading into a now fashionable shark fin, is nicely done, allowing for a clean air flow to the rear wing. Interestingly, the engine cover approach is

IN A YEAR WHEN being kind to your rubber is going to be crucial, it will be interesting to see if Oallara's GP2 experience with Bridgestone will benefit it in F1.

similar to the other new teams'cars and that of the Williams - all of the teams using Cosworth engines, that is.

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