F1 » HRT firesale to provide sting in tail for Scorpion?


The last vestiges of the defunct HRT F1 team have been acquired by a Spanish parts recycler, casting doubt on Scorpion Racing's bid to join the grid.

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Peter daniel - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 1:54 PM

The only asset worth having is the 12th entry. The rest, as listed above, is just junk. So that just leaves questions. Question one is: Have Scorpion got the entry or not? Question two: Are they going to build cars for 2014? Question three: What engine do they propose? Thats supposing they can get the money required..... I eagerly await answers!

Owen Hamilton - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 2:47 PM

Seeing as the equipment HRT used was a heap of junk, Scorpion would be better off starting from scratch rather than modifying existing equipment which is what Super Aguri tried and failed to do, having the confirmed spot on the grid is far more important right now and starting in 2014 would give them a more level playing field with which to start, given the new engine regulations. There are reports on other websites I have read saying that Fiat wan't to take over Chrysler completely so the new team having an American background could have Ferrari engines badged as Chrysler.

richard

February 14, 2013 3:53 PM

come on! scorpion never existed. it was a rumour that there was a team ready to buy hrt. but the team was not even called scorpion. their logo showed something different! they were just asset strippers, as there was nothing of value. no premises, rented (since reclaimed) gearbxes and engines. now, if hr had an enryt, there might have been some value to flip over, but hrt did not even have that.
now a scrapper has bought the remnants for next to nothing. not sure what he can do wih two useless tubs? flowerpots maybe?

sodesu - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 4:38 PM

Richard, I think you have to take into account the name Scorpion. Of course you want to hope for the best possible and then some when the stakes are this high. To be completely honest, I think a team with such an utterly awesome name could make a huge difference for the long-time viability of F1. It just makes everything feel so much more exciting. I imagine it would also make it easier for everyone to attract sponsors. God, I really really hope this somehow does happen! Scorpion F1... Scorpion!

richard

February 14, 2013 6:28 PM

sodesu. yeah, but that was not actually the name of the team. it was somethng like "emperor" or similar. scorpion racing is actually a trademark of abarth! and i doubt very much if they were involved, as they are part of fiat.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 9:01 PM

"Super Aguri tried and failed to do"

Hmm, Super Aguri rather did a good job on that IMV, they were even doing a better job than the official Honda in their second year before being killed in the nest for just that reason.

Something which is also said to have triggered Honda's departure when the japanese wanted to to more with Super Aguri and it appeared that Fry and Brackley were somewhat sabotaging this effort.

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