F1 » De la Rosa saddened by HRT demise

Pedro de la Rosa saddened by HRT's apparent slide towards closure

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November 27, 2012 12:10 PM
Last Edited 1165 days ago

Yeah its allways sad when thinghs go wrong, to be able to stay im F1 the Team have to prove right from the star that will have potencial for the future but with the money that HRT star is campaing is like playing a F1 manager game and try to survive with the worst Team wish means is a very hard chanlage!! Its a pity but F1 is and will allways be one World where only the best and who have th conficence of Sponsors can survive and even big names can go wrong after failling to achieve there Goals, For that we just need to wach Willians that come back im 1998, they start to find new sponsrs and Engines to build a big campaing and they did that on BMW Era but then after they fail to achieve what was the deal they run into big Problems and even now with Renault engines they are struggling and Willians is one name that allready Rule F1..

Harold - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 12:42 PM

The sport needs to do more for the small teams. The big teams have too many people working for them. There should be a budget and resources cap including team personnel. If 5000 people work in formula 1 i would rather see 20 teams of 250 fighting it out than 10 teams of 500 or 5 teams of 1000.

Variety is the spice of life, and whilst HRT were not setting the world on fire they were still doing a decent job. It's easy to sit on the side line and bag them out, but the big teams have too much influence, they suck to much of the money and working talent to them.

JJJ - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 2:11 PM

It's just the way F1 works really, HRT is just one of many, many teams that tried to compete on a minimum budget and failed.

It's simply that these people who have been succesful in business and made millions seem to be accustomed to having succes and think they can turn a profit in F1 as well. Somehow they don't understand that you just don't turn a profit in F1 unless you are winning races and to get to the point where you're winning races you need to spend not 10s of millions, but 100s of millions first. Even then, succes is not a guarantee (ask Toyoda).

Droog - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 2:27 PM

Surely a certain and easy entry into the 2013 season is worth something to someone.
Here's hoping that some US based team will step up.
There is Engineering expertise and support structure around Indy Car and Nascar teams, couldn't some of that be leveraged for an F1 entry?
Not to mention all of the out-of-work Engineers and Aerodynamicists from the demise of NASA (thanks Obama).
With the successful launch of the Austin track and the comments by Bernie that he expects three races in the US in 2014 you would think that there would be some American interest in HRT's meager assets.

Jenkins - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 2:35 PM

Droog - American race engineering is nowhere near the level of F1.
HRT would wipe the floor of any Indy Car operation, and considering they are so far off the F1 pace, well it says it all really.


November 27, 2012 2:47 PM

jenks. what a nationalistic comment. engineering skill has absolutely nothing to do with where a person comes from. i would be reasonably sure that some of the f1 teams have american expertise in them.


November 27, 2012 3:01 PM
Last Edited 1165 days ago

"thanks Obama"
So the American privatisation of space exploration on the heals of financial collapse of almost the entire free world during a total standoff and frozen policy making in the USA can be summarily blamed on one player? Many of these talented engineers have found work with Space-X, the legacy of the 'global market' a product of the morbidly wealthy who make the final decisions no matter who is in the White House.

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