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Formula One
(Auto racing)
Bruno Senna
(Auto racing)
Dallara
(Automobiles)
Colin Kolles
(Business)
Daniel Ricciardo
(Auto racing)
Red Bull Racing
(Auto racing)
Ayrton Senna
(Auto racing)
 

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HRT F1

Knowledge Identifier: &HRT_F1

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HRT F1

Spanish Formula One team founded by former driver Adrián Campos add

Category: Auto racing

Founded in 2009.

Countries: (27%), Spain (18%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Formula One, Bruno Senna, Dallara

Linked to: Cosworth, Dallara, Autosport, Scuderia Ferrari

 

Timeline


 

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2009

On the weekend of the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Campos confirmed that Bruno Senna, the nephew of former world champion Ayrton Senna, would be one of their racing drivers for 2010 add something

 

Campos and Rodríguez began looking at the possibility of creating Spain's first Formula One team in February 2009 add something

 

In October 2009 the team completed a deal with the local government of the Region of Murcia to build new facilities for the team at the Parque Tecnológico Fuente Álamo science park add something

 

On 22 December 2009, Bernie Ecclestone voiced concerns about the team's ability to be on the grid for the first race of the 2010 F1 season add something


2010

After the final race of the 2010 season, it emerged that Hispania had signed a deal in the summer of 2010 with Toyota Motorsport GmBH which would have seen it use Toyota's never-raced 2010 car, the Toyota TF110, as the basis of its 2011 challenger as well as making use of Toyota Motorsport's technical resources add something

 

It was sold to José Ramón Carabante before its debut in 2010, and to investment group Thesan Capital in July 2011 add something

 

It was sold to José Ramón Carabante before its debut in 2010, and to investment group Thesan Capital in July 2011 add something

 

Italian constructor Dallara built the 2010 cars in Parma, which used Cosworth engines add something

 

Later in February, speculation began to spread as to whether Campos would actually make the 2010 field, and the team admitted budgetary problems add something

 

On 12 June, Campos Meta were named by the FIA as one of three new teams granted entry to the 2010 season, along with US F1 Team and Manor Grand Prix add something

 

On 27 January, the team admitted that they may not be able to participate in the 2010 winter testing season at all and that their second driver may not be announced until the eve of their first race add something

 

The FOTA secretary-general, however, claimed that Hispania was expelled from the organisation because it did not pay its 2010 membership fee add something

 

Gerhard Berger - Berger later acted as an advisor to Bruno Senna, Ayrton's nephew, who made his Formula One debut with the HRT F1 Team in the 2010 World Championship, and subsequently switched to Williams

 

In January 2010, A1 Grand Prix principal Tony Teixeira was one of several potential investors linked to the team in an effort to open up a revenue stream in the build-up to the 2010 testing season add something

 

On 5 February 2010, Campos boss Adrián Campos told BBC Sport that the team were struggling to find funding add something

 

Hispania parted company with Dallara in May 2010 after the partnership between the two companies had become tense due to the car's lack of performance add something

 

Colin Kolles said in an interview with Diario AS in July 2010, that talks about a partnership with Toyota was an option for 2011 add something

 

Former chief executive officer of Telefónica, Juan Villalonga joined the team in November 2010 add something

 

In November 2010, Toyota announced that they had cancelled the agreement because HRT failed to make payments add something

 

In December 2010 there were reports that the team has been placed up for sale, but had been denied by its owners add something


2011

On 6 January, Narain Karthikeyan announced that he would drive for Hispania in the 2011 season add something

 

The team's 2011 car, the Hispania F111 made its debut during the second practice session of the , with Vitantonio Liuzzi completing an installation lap three minutes before the end of the session add something

 

Liuzzi was confirmed as Hispania's second driver on 9 March 2011 add something

 

On 4 July 2011, it was announced that Thesan Capital, a Madrid-based investment company purchased a controlling stake in the team from owner Jose Ramon Carabante add something

 

Daniel Ricciardo - However, on 22 October 2011, a few days before the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, the race where Narain Karthikeyan was due to gain back his seat for his home race, HRT F1 announced that Vitantonio Liuzzi made way for Karthikeyan, allowing Ricciardo to race in India and extend his learning curve that Red Bull Racing paid the struggling Spanish team to do, as well as allowing Karthikeyan to race in front of his home fans

 

On 21 November 2011, it was announced that Pedro de la Rosa had signed for the team on a two-year contract add something

 

On 14 December 2011, the team announced that team principal Colin Kolles was leaving, effective from the following day, "due to the new direction that the team has taken and the decision of the new management to move the team headquarters to Spain" add something


2012

In February 2012 it was announced that the team would move its operations to the Caja Mágica complex in Madrid, using 11,000 square metres add something

 

In November 2012, HRT's owners announced that were looking to sell the team add something

 

In November 2012, the owners of HRT F1 announced that they were putting the team up for sale add something

 

On 12 November 2012, the team's owner Thesan Capital confirmed that they were in talks with several parties in regard to the sale of the Spanish outfit add something


2013

HRT failed to find a buyer in time, and the team was omitted from the 2013 entry list add something

 

Martin intends to race the cars in the 2013 EuroBOSS series add something