• 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.
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Buy low, sell high. It's the most basic concept in investment. And while we can't speculate on the second part, HRT could hardly get any lower than it is now.

The Spanish team has, shall we say, "struggled" since joining the F1 grid last season. Changing drivers like most of us change underpants, Hispania has remained at the very back of the field these past two seasons, failing to score a single championship point so far. So it should come as little surprise that the struggling outfit has also been changing ownership and management almost as frequently.

HRT was founded as Campos Meta by lackluster former Minardi driver Adrian Campos, who then sold it to Spanish businessman José Ramón Carabante. He in turn brought in experienced strategist Colin Kolles on board to run the team. Having failed to advance the team, word has it that Kolles is on his way out, but not before the team is sold once again.

The new owners are a Spanish investment firm called Thesan Capital, which plans on giving the team a more Spanish flavor to match its name while – hopefully – providing the team with the resources to mount a more serious challenge.


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      • 4 Years Ago
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      mojonaut
      • 4 Years Ago
      Your personal hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. Also, fair dues - this story's only a week old.
      POV
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's the entire racing team in the photo. :P
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 4 Years Ago
      This so called "Spanish" team is just Colin Kolles former DTM team (which has been a backmarker there too) using a car designed by Dalara.
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