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Hispania Racing placed up for sale according to Spanish media reports

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December 10, 2010 10:59 AM

not really surprising. what is of interest in the report, is the fact that the 107% rule has been re-introduced. that was kept quiet! dont think that it will make much difference though, as there were only one or two times that ANY car was outside the specified percentage.

DJ - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 11:12 AM

The 107% rule has always been in the 2011 rules and talked about this season, But the point that crashes story dosn't explain too well is who would want to buy them if they have to race with the 2010 car. They will be turning up at races and packing up saturday evening and heading home. No ones going to sponser a team who might no even race..

sixtenths - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 11:33 AM

'no car, no base, no drivers, no sponsors and only a Cosworth engine'

How funny, given that they only made it into F1 by the Faustian pact of playing Max's game and signing up for the Cosworth Engines as part of his crooked little skit.

Looks like they tried running it on a shoestring, wing and prayer, tried to call in a money man too late and now want out before they loose more money.

No loss to F1 whatsoever.


December 10, 2010 12:37 PM

I was going to post that they were the worst F1 team since Andrea Moda, but that wouldn't be true. They actually turned up and raced at every event, when they weren't given a cat in hell's chance of surviving the year, so you have to give them credit for that.
Hiring Kolles was a huge mistake, the driver rotation policy was a joke, and the car was a total dog. But they survived their first season, and it would be a shame to see them go. Whatever you think of them, they were a million times better at this sport than USF1.

Rob01 - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 1:30 PM

This team is exactly what Peter Windsor had hoped to be. A one year team ready to cash in on a sale. They only hoped to make the grid. The car was piece mealed to last one year. Mission accomplished. Thanks Max. Your vision was perfect.

sixtenths - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 1:38 PM

Cardinal, was it not Kolles who made it happen ?

Very true though, they made it happen very quick, did make it to every race and were pretty good considering.

Seem to remember Bernie pulled strings to make it all happen and also that he may have stuck a finger in the pie.... The old boy has got to pay for a new watch somehow.


December 10, 2010 1:43 PM

rob, i doubt that it would sell for much, so nobody will cash in, unless you see a grid spot as "cashing in"? there is nothing there, no construction facilities etc, so who in their right mind would consider buying at this stage, or maybe you know something about windy or stefan? both have been quiet for a while!

sixtenths, you think that bernie would have to PAY for a new hublot? i think you would find that hublot had to pay bernie for the advert! bernies not stupid, you know.

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