The HRT F111 is the second Formula 1 race car of HRT. The car was designed by Geoff Willis and Paul White, who resorted to a considerable extent on Kompontenen been delivered.
As in the previous year is the eight-cylinder engine of the type CA2011 Cosworth, the transmission and the hydraulics are now taken over by Williams. After presentation of team director Colin Kolles has been developed " to 95 percent new," the car; technical advisor Geoff Willis spoke against it in April 2011 by a renewal rate of 80 percent. Observers regardless of the view that the HRT F111 largely agree, among other things in the area of the monocoque constructed with the Dallara predecessor. On the use of KERS has been omitted.
At the beginning of the season the Indians Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi of the Italians were the driving duo for the F111. After the Grand Prix of Europe took over the Australian Daniel Ricciardo, the cockpit of Karthikeyan.
In the rest of the season Karthikeyan replaced the Grand Prix of India once Liuzzi.
The start of the season did not go well for HRT. Since the car was only completed very late, the cars were first assembled in the box before the Australian Grand Prix. So, for example, could developed for the HRT F111 new nose are not used because they had not survived the crash tests required. The HRT F111 appeared in Australia then with the nose of the HRT F110. Also in the area of the suspension had to be improvised. Both drivers but failed in qualifying at the 107- percent - time.
In the second race in Malaysia, both drivers qualified for the race and started from the last row. Neither of them finished the race - Karthikeyan finished the race after 14 laps with problems with the cooling, Liuzzi were eight laps Because of damage to the rear wing on.
In the following race, consolidated the team and was with the HRT F111 occasionally achieve a better qualifying time as the rival team Marussia Virgin.
At the Grand Prix of Canada Liuzzi came in a race in difficult weather conditions 13th place, which meant the best finish of the season. Thanks to this placement you stood at the end of the season in the constructors' championship ahead of Virgin in eleventh place.
Overall, the HRT F111 participated in 18 of the 19 races. None of the pilots reached a point placement. Eight times remembered HRT F111 from, seven of them for technical reasons.