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Visionary vehicle concept designer joins forces with HRT 21 Jan 2011

Josef Kral (CZE) Hispania F1 Racing Team (HRT) HRT F1. Formula One Young Driver Test, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday 17 November 2010. Davide Valsecchi (ITA) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) F1. Formula One Young Driver Test, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday 17 November 2010. Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday, 28 August 2010

World-renowned vehicle concept designer and visionary illustrator, Daniel Simon, has reached an agreement with HRT to create a dynamic new corporate image for the Spanish team as they enter their second Formula One season. Simon shot to prominence as the creator of automotive design book ‘Cosmic Motors’.

“Being offered a blank canvas by the Hispania Racing and with it the opportunity to bring to life elements of ‘Cosmic Motors’, was something I just couldn’t pass up,” said Simon. “It’s going to be an exciting journey as Hispania Racing evolves and grows and I’m looking forward to the challenge of creating a strong visual statement for the team.”

The young German has worked with companies including Bugatti, Honda, Puma and DKNY as well as several Hollywood studios. He was the vehicle concept designer for Walt Disney Pictures’ high-tech adventure film ‘TRON: Legacy’ and produced vehicle studies for the yet-to-be released Alien prequel.

“Recruiting Daniel Simon to be in charge of designing the new corporate image of the team is great news for everyone,” added HRT team principal Colin Kolles. “Trying to find words to describe him would be simply to understate his achievements on Hollywood blockbusters.

“Hispania Racing is growing step by step, and this improvement is becoming a reality with the signing of exceptional professionals in different areas, as is the case with Daniel. Formula One has always been on the cutting-edge and leading technology and the latest trends, and Daniel´s futuristic ideas will provide the touch of nerve and innovation we all want to see in this sport."

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