2011 HRT F111 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Better late than never, they say. And whoever said it could very well have been talking about the Hispania Racing Team. In its debut season last year, the upstart team's two cars – driven by an array of pilots over the course of the championship – retired nine times and failed to score a single championship point. But that's okay, because neither did the other two newcomers, Lotus and Virgin.

This year, though, Hispania has gone back to the drawing board, bringing in veteran designer Geoff Willis to thoroughly work over last year's Dallara-sourced car. After every other team unveiled their new cars and ran them at the successive pre-season tests, HRT was still building theirs, showing us some renderings of the new livery in the meantime and running the old car to test the new tires. But now they've finally put on the finishing touches, shown it to the world and took it out on the track for the first time.

While they were at it, HRT has also announced its final driver line-up, filling in that last TBA on the 2011 driver roster with the hiring of Tonio Liuzzi (who lost his seat at Force India) to drive alongside Narain "Tata Money" Karthikeyan this season. Check out their new Cosworth-powered ride in the high-res image gallery below.


  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111 nose. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111 wing. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) and Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) take the covers off the new HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • The new Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Colin Kolles (GER) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Principal, Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, Jose Carabante Aguilera (ESP) Groupo Hispania and Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with the new HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, and Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with the new HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Colin Kolles (GER) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Principal, Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, Jose Carabante Aguilera (ESP) Groupo Hispania and Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT). Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Jose Carabante Aguilera (ESP) Groupo Hispania, Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, vlp and Colin Kolles (GER) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Principal. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, and Colin Kolles (GER) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Principal. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, and Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with the new HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, and Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with the new HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.
  • (L to R): Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT), Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) Team Owner, Carlos Gracia (ESP) President, Real Federacion Espanola de Automovilismo and Narain Karthikeyan (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) with the new HRT F111. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 11 March 2011.

[Source: Hispania Racing Team]

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