The very first Spanish Formula 1 team is getting ready for its second season. Despite finishing close to the tail-end of the pack last year, Hispania Racing is eager to get started to face the next series of races.
"Despite a challenging first year, we managed to finish on the eleventh position in the World Constructors Championship," said Hispania Racing president Jose Ramon Carabante. "Now, we are very pleased to introduce the first spec of the F111, which means a huge design-effort from our side. This is only a first step as we are planning several updates during the season."
According to team principal Colin Kolles, the F111 "represents a significant step forward for Hispania Racing" as the team believes it has made a huge improvement over last year's campaign and that the car "confirms Hispania Racing's commitment to F1."
The exciting look of the F111's livery came from renowned car designer Daniel Simon. Though his label Cosmic Motors is involved in making futuristic designs of motor vehicles, Simon also has a strong passion for motor racings' bold iconic liveries from the past from which he drew his inspiration in creating Hispania Racing's new livery.
"I miss fearless visual statements and large beautiful numbers on today's racing cars," Simon noted. "Playing with the restrictions of what you can do to a complex F1 body is fun. There are many don'ts, but I found a way to lay courageous racing essence on the car."