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HRT missing from the 2013 F1 entry list revealed by the FIA as the end moves nearer for the Spanish team

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Pinky - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 12:45 PM

another team that failed added to the list, along with the likes of

Larrousse F1.
Andrea Moda Formula
MTV Simtek Ford
Pacific Grand Prix
Ozerra Squadra Corse
Leyton House Racing
Automobile's Gonfaronezu-Suporutibu


December 02, 2012 1:11 PM
Last Edited 1244 days ago

pinky. even more such as hill, mastercard lola,merzario etc. history is littered with failed teams

but there are also some that have basically failed but have been taken over successfully

i think that hrts problems were twofold. one was finding it impossible to operate within mms 40m, and the other was trying to create a national team in a country that was financially broke,

i mean, what spanish business could afford to spend the amounts required to keep a national team going. santander were already tied up and repsol were supporting motogp

David Chaste - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 3:05 PM

I still say HRT is innocent. When the new teams decided to get involved, F1 had decided to cap the operating budget at $40 million.

When that decision was overturned by the richest 4 teams (red bull, mclaren, ferrari, toyota), Prodrive decided not to pursue an engagement.

Had the budget cap been at $40 million they would have been quite fine.

David Chaste - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 3:09 PM

To put $40 million into perspective, Super Aguri had a budget of about $50 million.

The top F1 teams spend over $300 million.

A top Indycar team spends about $12-15 million per car. But that was with the old Indycar chassis. The new ones are cheaper (but lack stocked spare parts).

Merlin - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 3:42 PM

Teams like HRT, Virgin and Team Lotus, would never have entered F1 knowing that the proposed budget cap of 40 million pounds was not going to be in place. It's credit to them that they have survived for so long. Companies like Prodrive were excluded because they had already made it clear that their survival would have probably been much shorter in length than HRT'S, due to David Richards previous proposal that customer cars were the only way they could afford to go racing in F1.

JJ - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 4:27 PM

It is quite interesting that how a top F1 team in the 80s ran on like 20M and now a bottom run team can't even compete on 40M. I do think F1 has become quite overpriced. I personally do not care if the cars lap at 1m40s or if they lap at 2m05s as long as the racing is close. No one can tell the difference, but what people can see is when FA and LH were wheel to wheel @ silverstone.

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