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Formula 1: HRT Write Off 2012 Chances

HRT have announced that they are likely to start the 2012 season in worse shape than they were in at the end of 2011.  So we're looking at worse than battling, usually in vain, to avoid locking out the back row of the grid.  Ouch. The primary reason is that the team are transferring their racing operations from Germany to Spain—part of team owner Thesan Capital's long-term project to make the team "progressively more Spanish." This is a huge upheaval for any team, and more so for a relatively new and inexperienced constructor.  The development of the new car will be a major challenge, as will the issue of personnel. Some employees will relocate, but many will not.  New staff will need to be recruite...

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