It would seem that the relationship between Hispania Racing and their chassis builder, Dallara, is quickly heading to the divorce courts!
After the team’s technical consultant Geoff Willis expressed he was “disappointed” with the quality of the F110’s design and admitted he was unsure if it could be improved, the team’s business affairs manager Manfredi Ravetto has now twisted the knife further with his own damning appraisal of the car.
Speaking with Dutch publication Formule 1 Race Report, Ravetto said: “What Dallara delivered was a total mess.”
Claiming that Dallara used cheap and poor quality parts, Manfredi added: "They built a formula one car with quality that you no longer see in Formula 3."
"They [Dallara] delivered the cars and that was it. To develop the car further, we will have to do it."
Is part of the situation also not down to the interrupted gestation of the entire project, when the team’s predecessor, Campos Meta, was running short of funds and couldn’t pay Dallara?
As the intellectual property for the car is owned by Dallara, improving the car may prove difficult for HRT.
What can the team do???
[Original image via Bruno Mantovani]