The F110 is the first car of the brand new Hispania Racing team, one of three new teams entering Formula One in 2010 alongside Lotus Racing and Virgin Racing. The team was originally entered for the 2010 season by Adrián Campos under the name of “Campos Meta 1”, and commissioned Dallara to design and build the car. But when payments to chassis partner Dallara and engine supplier Cosworth could not be fulfilled, the team was sold to shareholder José Ramón Carabante and the team was renamed Hispania Racing F1 less than two weeks before the opening race of the season. The F110 was powered by a Cosworth engine, which was also used by other F1 débutants, Lotus and Virgin, as well as by Williams. It also featured a seven-speed Xtrac gearbox, again in common with Lotus. The chassis was developed by the team of Italian racing car constructor Dallara consisted of Luca Pignacca (Technical Director), Ben Agathangelou (Chief Aerodynamicist), and Gabriele Tredozi (Designer). The HRT team had no title sponsor, so the the sidepods were liveried with the drivers’ first names – Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok. Both were F1 debutants and former GP2 teammates. Indian driver later was replaced by Sakon Yamamoto from Japan, while Senna drove for HRT the whole season. Bruno, son of Ayrton Senna’s older sister Viviane, was 26 at that time and had, along with famous family name, the experience in minor open-wheel series, including F3 and GP2, as well as episode of F1 testing for Honda back in 2008. The combination of new hastily prepared car and rookie drivers expectedly has resulted in zero points both for the team and its drivers. HRT cars were only able to compete with other 2 newcomers in the back of the peloton. Bruno’s and HRT best finish of the season was 14th positions in Korean Grand Prix, 2 laps behind the winner and 1 position ahead of his teammate Yamamoto.
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