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#1251 macoran

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:49

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Still using Pushrod at the back it seems. Very nice livery however. Front nose reminiscent of Force India.

I believe I see pullrod !

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#1252 King Six

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:50

I believe I see pullrod !

I believe you're right upon seeing all the other angles !

http://www.manipef1....012/launch/686/

#1253 Wiggy

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:52

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Someone forgot to finish the HRT logo on the board behind the car.

#1254 sesku

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:53

Do we consider HRT running a step nose or not? Most of team that run a step nose design has almost flat nose cone but HRT's nose cone is sloping downward.

#1255 Petroltorque

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:55

It looks like the tub is still based on the F110. I know its a new build to accommodate KERS. The give away would be the very small frontal step and we know last years car ran a low nose.

#1256 Disgrace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:55

What a beaut! Looks too much like last year's car, but it deserves to do well.

#1257 dau

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:55

Super Aguri! :D

Looks like someone's vomited on the inside of the rear-wing endplate. Why put the sponsorship there, and not on the outside?

But it looks good overall.

Because then it would look like someone had vomited on the outside of the RW endplate. Better try to hide it.

I'm pretty disappointed with the livery. Why that dark red? I had expected white/black with some gold in it, like here:

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But this looks just...weird. Especially with those light blue Tata and green/orange India (?) KH-7 logos. And that front view reminds me of last year's Sauber. Also, they forgot a bolt on that exhaust panel.

Edited by dau, 05 March 2012 - 18:00.


#1258 UPRC

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 17:58

It's interesting how the HRT livery improves drastically each year.

#1259 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:03

Haters gonna hate, I think that car looks really nice. Go HRT!

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#1260 Mastah

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:05

Look at who is standing on the left :D:

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Edited by Mastah, 05 March 2012 - 18:06.


#1261 D.M.N.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:07

Nice looking livery. :up:

#1262 Andy35

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:07

I think that is a stepped nose, if it is then they have done a good job on it to make it look good.

Considering the brick and all other posts before it was shown it's a pretty car. Of course that matters nothing.

:up: to the team though. The cars at the back of the grid are better looking than the ones at the front, apart from Mclaren.

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#1263 Francesc

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:08

What is Liuzzi doing there?
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#1264 lemec

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:09

Me 2 should have gone more gold and black and less white. I had a shock when I read some of the posts today have been reading these posts on my phone I though we would never see the car.



actually is the gold touch that I don't like :blush:



#1265 stewie

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:09

Nice livery, good to see the last car of 2012!

What's that I spy, a smiling Tonio Liuzzi in the shot a couple above this post!!

#1266 lemec

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:12

It looks like the tub is still based on the F110.



oh com'on !!!

For sure it's the old crapped dallara.

#1267 lemec

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:16

Why that dark red?



Well ... it's somehow related with Luis family history as it looks pretty much as the corporative colour of an important spanish bank  ;)

(just my five cents)

#1268 Wiggy

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:18

Having the car red with the gold stripe, or gold with the red stripe would be much better than this livery. The white
Bits aren't needed...

#1269 regracing

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:18


Lemac there must be three layers of paint on it by now!!!

Does look good though, well compared to the other 2012 cars

Edited by regracing, 05 March 2012 - 18:20.


#1270 Nemo29E

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:21

Liuzzi suddenly looks mighty middle aged. Had not really noticed this I still thought he was all hip and that :p What ever happened to his hair! :(

http://www.plagueoft...hion-mullet.gif

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#1271 hunnylander

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:22

Former McLaren mechanic reports:

HRT #F1 now running round Barcelona in the dark! Desperate times.

https://twitter.com/#!/f1elvis

#1272 Brandz07

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:23

the logos a bit of a fail though, they've made part of the letters wayyyyyyy too light and it just looks like a track. that was obviously the idea which is good but the execution isn't good when you can't see the letters.

Edited by Brandz07, 05 March 2012 - 18:23.


#1273 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:24

Liuzzi is there because he's a reserve driver. I thought this forum was up on these things!

#1274 sheogorath

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:24

The KH7 logo ads a nice touch of tackyness to an already very kistch looking livery.

I like their version of the stepped nose, though.

#1275 cbbcisace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:24

Former McLaren mechanic reports:

HRT #F1 now running round Barcelona in the dark! Desperate times.

https://twitter.com/#!/f1elvis


Is he a bit annoyed that he is a former McLaren mechanic, get a life son.. :drunk:

#1276 Brandz07

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:25

Having the car red with the gold stripe, or gold with the red stripe would be much better than this livery. The white
Bits aren't needed...


white bits? the cars white :lol:

#1277 cbbcisace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:26

Is he a bit annoyed that he is a former McLaren mechanic, get a life son.. :drunk:


BTW it may look like a similar tub, but it is different..

http://s13.postimage...comparacion.jpg

#1278 Brandz07

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:29

why so many logos on the boards behind but not on the car?

#1279 jondon

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:30

Nice looking car and I actually love the livery (except for the garish green and orange bit inside the rear wing endplates), overall quite an attractive car. :clap:

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#1280 hunnylander

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:34

Is he a bit annoyed that he is a former McLaren mechanic, get a life son.. :drunk:

Get a life who?

He doesn't work at HRT or in F1, he quit F1 in favour of his family. And he was chief mechanic. He's in Barcelona ATM.

Read a recent interview with him:

A chat with Marc Priestley, former McLaren chief mechanic

#1281 cbbcisace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:35

Get a life who?

He doesn't work at HRT or in F1, he quit F1 in favour of his family. And he was chief mechanic. He's in Barcelona ATM.

Read a recent interview with him:

A chat with Marc Priestley, former McLaren chief mechanic


What I meant is that he clearly doesn't like HRT.

#1282 muramasa

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:40


the livery depicts spanish-ness, not bad. at least miles better than their prev liveries. and better than Sauber's!

hopefully it's within 107%.

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#1283 hunnylander

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:41

What I meant is that he clearly doesn't like HRT.

That's just your projection.

It's not that hard to accept these are desperate times for HRT in deed. What's wrong with stating the obvious?

Edited by hunnylander, 05 March 2012 - 18:44.


#1284 cbbcisace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:45

That's just your projection.

It's not that hard to accept these are desperate times for HRT in deed. What's wrong with stating the obvious?


Who said its not hard times?... anyway not getting into an argument for nothing.

Edited by cbbcisace, 05 March 2012 - 18:46.


#1285 jee

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:47

Front wing looks straight from the 80's

#1286 freya

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:52

Get a life who?

He doesn't work at HRT or in F1, he quit F1 in favour of his family. And he was chief mechanic. He's in Barcelona ATM.

Read a recent interview with him:

A chat with Marc Priestley, former McLaren chief mechanic


That was a great great read. Recommended!

#1287 Nycco

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 18:57

Front wing looks straight from the 80's


Absolutely, the front wing is awful, where have they been for the last 20 years ? The guy who says he's spent more than 3 minutes designing that wing is a liar.


#1288 JRizzle86

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:00

Is he a bit annoyed that he is a former McLaren mechanic, get a life son.. :drunk:


To be fair he has a point, F1 cars don't have headlights, well ironically except this one.



#1289 Richard T

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:09

HAHAHA It's the same bloody car with a new nose and paint job! :D

#1290 cbbcisace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:11

HAHAHA It's the same bloody car with a new nose and paint job! :D


Now now, don't be stupid... :)

#1291 showtime

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:19

Absolutely, the front wing is awful, where have they been for the last 20 years ? The guy who says he's spent more than 3 minutes designing that wing is a liar.


Armchair aero experts are so funny... A nice wing doesn't have to be complicated. With this "ultra complicated" wing Alonso was almost champion two years ago.

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#1292 Showty

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:26

I like the livery, although i was liking it more when i though it would be white & gold, i think the red ruins it a little bit, it looks nice though.

I guess the red gives the livery a spanish touch.

A shame to see the car that naked when it comes to sponsors.

I do hope they get some sponsors during the season, hopefully spanish, thereĀ“s more F1 than Alonso, they deserve some attention too.

#1293 hunnylander

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:33

I've left HRT to it, pitch black now. Gotta feel sorry for the guys @HRTF1Team So much work gone on to get those handful of meaningless laps [...] Today really does very little for their Oz preparations. Gonna be a hectic P1 for HRT - Marc Priestly

#1294 xxiiooiixx

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:36

Former McLaren mechanic reports:

HRT #F1 now running round Barcelona in the dark! Desperate times.

https://twitter.com/#!/f1elvis

The Phantom Loves the dark!

#1295 hulmerist

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:42

Armchair aero experts are so funny... A nice wing doesn't have to be complicated. With this "ultra complicated" wing Alonso was almost champion two years ago.

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but look at the design and detailing on that wing, the hrt 2012 has 2 rectangular planes and pretty simplified endplates

Edited by hulmerist, 05 March 2012 - 19:42.


#1296 MatsNorway

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:57

Great looking car. HRT gonna get some support from me because of that.

Fairly clean design.

Edited by MatsNorway, 05 March 2012 - 20:06.


#1297 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:59

Pretty livery, otherwise we'll see in Melbourne. Mad props for the dedication of these guys, I hope they can make it work.

#1298 Fastcake

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:07

Congrats on an interesting livery! :)

Although I really don't get why that KH-7 logo (whoever they are) is on the inside of the rear-wing endplates :confused:

#1299 cbbcisace

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:09

Congrats on an interesting livery! :)

Although I really don't get why that KH-7 logo (whoever they are) is on the inside of the rear-wing endplates :confused:


Not sure, maybe the whole rear wing will be covered in KH7 come Australia.

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#1300 fer312t

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:14

This livery is simply gross...an aimless design and sleazy color choice. A big step backward - too bad...

They should have stuck with the Tron people :wave: