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HRT and Dallara to end chassis partnership 26 May 2010

Karun Chandhok (IND) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, 8 May 2010 Bruno Senna (BRA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Race, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday, 16 May 2010

HRT have announced they are to bring their partnership with Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara to a close. The two companies collaborated ahead of the team’s Formula One debut at the start of the 2010 season, but have decided to end the joint venture following talks held over the last few months.

“The two partners experienced a challenging start to the 2010 Formula One world championship season, where everyone at Dallara Automobili S.p.A worked extremely hard in a fight against time to be ready for the season opener at Bahrain International Circuit,” explained HRT in a statement. “Their persistent and determined efforts paid off as HRT pulled up to the starting line of Bahrain Grand Prix ready to go.

“Following the completion of six rounds of the 2010 world championship, HRT and Dallara Automobili S.p.A have agreed that what they have achieved in such a short period of time was more than could have been reasonably expected. The two parties wish each other the best of luck in all future endeavours.”

HRT plan to continue to develop and improve the Dallara-designed F110 chassis as part of their own development programme.