Hispania Racing Target Toyota's TF110 for 2010?
In addition to purchasing the headquarters – which would give them a bigger slice of F1 technology as compared to their current one, while also providing them with a technology center in which they would be able to build their own car – HRT F1 is allegedly interested in using the unraced TF110 also.
The Spanish team officially confirmed their split with Parma-based chassis manufacturer Dallara earlier this week, announcing that they want to go their own way with the development of the 2010 and 2011 cars. Switching to the TF110 would more than likely boost their performances for the rest of the ongoing season, since the car is based on the well-performing TF109 Toyota used in 2009.
The news comes only a day after HRT F1 confirmed a new board for the team, following Carabante's taking over the former Campos Grand Prix operations earlier this season. That move would suggest a long-term commitment from the Spanish businessman, despite the rumors that he'll be looking to sell the team at the end of 2010.
“This shows how HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, is strongly trying to keep on growing day by day in order to develop to a more strong, lasting and competitive team in Formula 1. HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing, also wants the FIA, the Spanish Driving Federation and all the Spanish supporters to take note of their commitment,” said Carabante after announcing the new board.