HRT Owner Promises New Package for Australia

The Hispania Racing F1 Team story in the last few weeks seems to be depicted from the Twilight Zone series. Let us explain. Every official of the Spanish team assures its fans that everything is going according to plan in terms of 2011 programme development, while every rumor or information connected to the team states the opposite.

Recent reports, citing an internal source from within the Hispania organization, have suggested that several parts of the HRT F111 are still in the development stages and that the true reason why the car hasn't done a mile of testing this off-season is because some important parts were not ready, not because they were held in custom (the team's initial explanation).

While denying the reports, team owner Jose Ramon Carabante now comes to tell us that in fact his squad is preparing a brand new aerodynamic package for the season opening Australian Grand Prix. Funny thing though, we don't recall an initial aero package to begin with.

We plan to have a serious aerodynamic package in Barcelona prepared by Geoff Willis,” Carabante was quoted as saying to Spanish daily Marca, while also insisting that “the two cars are going to be on the grid in Australia.

Give us a break is the only thing we ask. We will take the name of Spain all over the world with pride,” he added. “This year we did the car ourselves. The Dallara chassis last year was not as reliable as it should have been and the F111 is totally new. We said we would, and we did, gaining credibility.

For those of you who already had enough of this story, here's some good news: in a couple of days, we'll know for sure if Carabante's words are worth being taken for granted, as the new season kicks off this very Friday, in Melbourne.
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