They failed in the past and they failed once again. HRT has now confirmed that it would be impossible for them to take part in the final pre season test as the car is not yet ready and wouldn't make it to the track as scheduled. The Team is pondering over its options to see if they can take part in a filming session on Monday.
A filming session would mean that the Team has to run a limited mileage and they won't be getting a 2012 spec Tyre. But still it is better for them to do a filming session rather then go into the season without proper shakedown.
HRT has never got a chance to do a proper shakedown of its new contender, In the last couple of seasons they did a shakedown of its new car only at the first practice session.