Yes I am serious. Apart from that, now you name 3 messages which luckily seem to be true. Also point 3 is quite funny, sure a team wants to make a slower car for next year.
Oh, and since HRT is such a great, and believable team. I can remember them saying the F111 would be ready for the first test, and they barely made it to Australia, that isnt a 2 week delay, that is a delay of nearly 3 months, can you explain that to me?
Oh and this, since Singapore 2010 they have been letting out press releases stating they will release a new main sponsor, but where is that main sponsor? Their car is completely empty apart from a few small sponsors and TATA which is only there because of Karthikeyan.
And also, for 2011 they would come with a brand new car, yet they retained the full tub and other parts.
And they state they come with a brand new tub in 2012, but these were the same guys who requested a rule change for 2012 so they could retain the same tub.
What I even find more interesting is how you can already know they are making a faster car for 2012, who states it indeed will be faster?
Quite ironic by the way, you state to me that I am not serious, yet you recall 'promises' which you cannot correct yet or they are bloody obvious, also your username says enough about the quality of the post.
To me HRT is a lackluster racing team, first owned by Campos, a racing lover who sold it before 2010 to Cabarante, an person who had to visit court for fraud and what not, quite a guy to trust uhh? Now he sold it to another group where barely anyone seems to know anything about, not quite the way you want it.
Oh and another, I do not understand why you got such an high hat about HRT, if Bahrain wasnt canceled they wouldnt be on the grid right now.
And to just answer the question; In Australia the car was last, and the last 3 races the car was also last. That they 'improved' so much is rather by the lack of improvement from Virgin than the huge gains HRT made. They are, together with Virgin still dead last, and I do not see any reason for it to change next year. So they got the Williams KERS, current year shows us the system barely works most of the time, wow a great deal.
Just take a look to the other side, Virgin, their main concurrent, has full support by McLaren, consisting of a gearbox, if I'm correct their KERS package and a headcount of 120 people transferring from McLaren to Virgin. Just to compare the two teams to each other;
Secure position Insecure
260 Headcount 160 Headcount
Enough resources Barely enough resources
Then I havent even named the ability of Virgin of McLarens technical support. The one who think HRT will be in Q2 next year on a regular basis are simply not thinking hard enough. Every team in front of them has more resources then HRT and every team will also improve their car and over the season can develop it more. I cannot see any reason why HRT should even make it of the back of the grid
"Bite my shiny metal ass" - Bender