HRT launch new car

HRT's Pedro de la Rosa says the launch of the team's new car at a filming day at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya is a "special day", but admits there is a "lot more work" to do after missing all of Formula 1's official pre-season testing.

Team-mate Narain Karthikeyan completed 10 laps in the car on demonstration tyres, but HRT have been unable to do any proper set-up work. However, De la Rosa believes the F112 is "definitely a step forward from last year", adding that the team can "take the competition" to their nearest rivals, Marussia and Caterham.

Despite having not done any serious testing, HRT are allowed to do a maximum of 100km (62 miles) of running on 'filming days'.

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