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Kolles reveals Ecclestone assistance

Colin Kolles reveals Bernie Ecclestone is helping Hispania to sort its plans for the 2011 F1 season
Colin Kolles has revealed that Bernie Ecclestone is helping the Hispania Racing Team – but not to ensure it makes it through the 2010 F1 season.

Reports ahead of the Monaco GP suggested that the team was at risk of failing to make it to the end of the year, with Ecclestone quoted as saying Hispania could be in financial trouble [See separate story HERE].

Team owner Jose Ramon Carabante then denied that the team had hit money problems but principal Kolles said that Ecclestone was in fact helping the team with its technical plans for 2011.

Following the breakdown of its relationship with Dallara, Hispania is now working towards building its own car for next season.

"Obviously we are still not competitive enough, even for our expectations as a new team, and we are seeking solutions for the future," Kolles was quoted by the Spanish 'paper AS. "We are optimistic and Bernie is helping us to ensure a better 2011.

"The team will complete the season and we are already planning for the next one. We hope to make an announcement next month – certainly before the Canadian GP – about our plans to build our own chassis."



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rob01

May 20, 2010 5:12 PM

Bernie said they are having money problems. And it's the only way he can help them. they don't need help finding engineers. there are plenty of unemployed engineers. And Force has had issues paying their bills since they have been in the sport. A creditor even tried to grab their motorshomes from the race last year due to non payment. It's about the money.

beeflin

May 20, 2010 5:08 PM

Another clutch of knee-jerk cynical posts. Until Hispania have built a chassis we won't know whether they can. They haven't said Bernie is investing, maybe he's just looking for engineers for them. He doesn't need to invest anyway, just enhance the Spanish fans' interest by keeping an eye on their national team. Hispania's existence in itself brings money in, just as Force India and Chandok are bringing Indian money.



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