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HRT awaiting crash test news ahead of season

HRT Formula 1 Team F111 in the garage. Formula One Testing, Preparations, Jerez, Spain,  Monday 6 February 2012.
HRT are running their 2011 car at Jerez

Feb.8 (GMM) Fingers are being crossed at HRT as its 2012 Formula 1 car undergoes the FIA’s mandatory crash tests.

Most of the Spanish team’s rivals have already begun testing their new single seaters.

But at Jerez on Tuesday, Pedro de la Rosa was driving HRT’s 2011 machine, painted all white.

He told Marca sports newspaper that news should emerge on Wednesday about the outcome of the 2012 car’s crash testing.

“If it passes, we will have the car at the next test in Barcelona,” said de la Rosa.

“It will be a car which will not be as far behind as we are now, these four seconds,” he said on Tuesday, “but we are not expecting other miracles.”