After more than a month of waiting, the Spanish outfit finally showed the world their Dallara-built car. It was actually finalized earlier this year, but the uncertain financial status of the former Campos Meta organization in recent months have led to delays in payment towards the Italian chassis manufacturer.
With Jose Ramon Carabante taking over full ownership of the team, the Spaniards presented a brown-yellow livery for their 2010 car, with no sponsor logos on it whatsoever. It is believed that Carabante will sustain the team until some sponsors will be signed by Colin Kolles’s managed team.
Hours before presenting the Dallara-chassis Cosworth-powered car, Hispania Racing also confirmed the signing of Indian driver Karun Chandhok as new teammate of already established Bruno Senna. Additionally, the team has signed Jose Maria Lopez and Pastor Maldonado as test drivers.
“The new HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing F1 Team is born in Murcia. I am proud to welcome you in Murcia where the team has its roots and to have given to my country the pride of the first ever Spanish Formula 1 team,” said new team owner Jose Ramon Carabante.
"The name of the team contains the word Hispania, which is not only the name of one of my companies, but Hispania was also the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula. That reflects now our team's new identity. 2010 will be a major debut for the team and drivers at the wheel of our HRT F1 Team car.”