F1 » OFFICIAL: HRT set to be sold


HRT confirms it is talks with a number of groups interested in buying the team

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Droog - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 9:13 PM

Actually, a good chance for a US based team to get a toe-hold into the sport.
Timing is right, and lots of folks with money still around over here.
Newman-Haas??
Waiting with baited breath...

silent observer - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 10:02 PM

As Schumacher is about to retire in a few weeks, he might be interested. He could potentially find a billionaire investor (or go it alone) and run it as a solid GP2 team at first. He might need a co-investor, cos it's a lot of money to throw down the drain if it goes pear-shaped. Hopefully the team is not in debt, as we speak.

Taz

November 12, 2012 10:03 PM

@Droog

I've forgotten how long HRT, Virgin and Caterham have been in F1...4 years....getting pointless, Mosleys fault but F1 doesn't seem to get cheaper so I can't see where they are going. A drive in these cars is a death sentence for a young drivers career.

March 1951 - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 11:04 PM

They havnt done that bad .take a look back at the 8o's and 90's when the back of the grid were 10seconds and mor behind pole time.the whole field has never been so close in times in the history of f1.

Max Smoot - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 11:34 PM

The real value of buying HRT are in the grid slots -- cheaper than a whole new proposal.

Have to agree with ScoobyDoo et all who all thought "Prodrive". That team would be a natural.

Googolplex

November 13, 2012 4:56 AM
Last Edited 740 days ago

I doubt Monster Energy would look at buying HRT, given that they would look like the loser energy drink in contrast to the winning energy drink, Red Bull. Talk about a bad marketing look.

Max Smoot - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 5:26 AM

@RacerX1

A set of exactingly specific regulations is not the same as a spec series, not when the design, engineering and construction originate in separate teams. And that's why the close lap times are so interesting.

Nick636

November 13, 2012 6:40 AM

Why is it so impossible for a GOOD team to join the fray?

It seems that af every 5 teams that join, 1 is good/ok... I guess if someone who actually has an idea of what is needed to compete in the top flight, they might progress... Furthermore, a decent driver could help the situation.

Last, but not at all least, WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH COSWORTH?!?!?! They used to be the be-all-and-end-all of engine tuning! Yet, since their return, they have been a bit of a joke. COME ON COSSIE, RESTORE SOME PRIDE!!!

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