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The new HRT F112


HRT-F112  After failing the first two attempts to pass FIA mandatory crash tests, HRT found itself in the impossibility to shakedown the car in Barcelona as was first intended, but the team did not gave up hope and is continuing to work hard in order to be ready for Australia.

  HRT has released a computer image with what the car might look like and if the F112 will resemble this computer generated picture then it will be the second 2012 formula1 car not to have the “platypus nose” after McLaren MP4-27. From what can be seen in the image the rest of the car is more or less similar with what competition has presented so far, the only exception being as stated the nose.

  HRT F112 will hide under it’s bonnet the Williams seven-speed "Quick-Shift" sequential semi-automatic shift gearbox and will be powered by the Cosworth V8 2400cc CA2012 engine, which is an evolution of the engine used during the 2011 season. Here are the F112 technical specifications released by HRT F1 Team:

HRT – F112

Cosworth V8 2400cc CA2012.
Max rpm:
Engine weight:
95Kg (minimum FIA regulation weight).
Carbon fibre and honeycomb composite Monocoque.
Front Suspension:
Carbon Fibre Double wishbone with pushrod operating torsion springs and antiroll-bar via rocker.
Rear Suspension:
Carbon Fibre Double wishbone with pullrod operating torsion springs and antiroll-bar via rocker.
Lineal Hydraulic dampers.
Fuel tank:
Kevlar reinforced rubber fuel cell.
Carbon Fibre with integrated electronics and instrumentation.
Steering System:
HRT Hydraulic servo assisted system.
Williams seven-speed "Quick-Shift" sequential semi-automatic shift.
Carbon Multi Plate.
Brake material:
Carbon brake discs and pads.
Brake Callipers:
6 pistons all round.
Cooling system:
Aluminium oil, water and gearbox cooler.
Seat belts:
Removable seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite and six-pointseat belt & HANS system.
ECU and logging system:
FIA standard ECU & FIA homologated electronic & electrical system.
Wheel Rims:
Magnesium alloy.
Overall width:
950 mm.
Front track:
1445 mm.
Rear track:
1420 mm.
Car weight:
640Kg (Minimum FIA weight).

Image: © HRT F1 Team