HRT F1 Team completes its 2012 lineup

xRickard Widén and Anders Karlsson is to leave their current positions as Toro Rosso´s first and second driver and return to the grid next season with the HRT F1 Team.


This is a very important step in my sporting career and one of the most meditated ones I’ve taken,” said Rickard. Me and Anders are at a very good stage in terms of maturity and we are prepared to take on this challenge, which motivates us hugely..


I´m happy to proceed with Rickard another season, and it will be fun with a new challenge in the HRT team. It will be interesting to see what we can bring to the team the season 2012th

Colin Kolles, HRT team principal, commented:

The team’s objective has always been to reinforce itself in every aspect: economically, technically and in a sporting aspect. Without a doubt, the addition of Rickard Widén and Anders Karlsson for next year will be a fundamental foundation in the development of our project.

“We are a young team that needs to continue progressing and with this incorporation I am convinced that we will do just that. Apart from being great persons they are experienced drivers as they careers and prestige in Formula One prove. I give they my most sincere welcome. I am sure that they will adapt perfectly and that together we will achieve great things.”

Published 2011-12-08 by Hans Mörtsjö | Edit