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Hispania Racing placed up for sale according to Spanish media reports
A report in the Spanish press has suggested that F1 strugglers Hispania Racing have been placed up for sale.

According to Diario AS, Jose Ramon Carabante has placed the team up for sale after the breakdown of Hispania's relationship with Toyota left the backmarkers with 'no car, no base, no drivers, no sponsors and only a Cosworth engine'.

As things stand, Hispania faces the prospect of starting 2011 with an updated version of its 2010 Dallara-design, which went through the season without any upgrades and would leave the drivers facing a battle to qualify thanks to the return of the 107 per cent rule.

Hispania had brought in Juan Villalonga, the former boss of Telefonica, in an effort to secure much needed funds but as yet, no deals have been agreed as a result of his work.

Against all the odds, Hispania made it to the end of the 2010 season having been rescued at the eleventh hour prior to the opening round of the year in Bahrain.

However, the team was forced to use four drivers - Bruno Senna, Karun Chandhok, Sakon Yamamoto and Christian Klien - to bring in much needed money as the year wore on.



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DJ - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 11:12 AM

Richard The 107% rule has always been in the 2011 rules and talked about this season, But the point that crashes story dosn't explain too well is who would want to buy them if they have to race with the 2010 car. They will be turning up at races and packing up saturday evening and heading home. No ones going to sponser a team who might no even race..

sixtenths - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 11:33 AM

'no car, no base, no drivers, no sponsors and only a Cosworth engine' How funny, given that they only made it into F1 by the Faustian pact of playing Max's game and signing up for the Cosworth Engines as part of his crooked little skit. Looks like they tried running it on a shoestring, wing and prayer, tried to call in a money man too late and now want out before they loose more money. No loss to F1 whatsoever.



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