“The biggest sadness of this project was that there had not be another Spanish team, and now I don't think we will ever see another,” he opined, “It was an historic occasion and it was not a surprise not to keep growing, because it was the right time, with a 'super champion' like Fernando and a suitable breeding ground for national interest. I think it will be very difficult to get these circumstances again.”
“What affected us a lot is the context of the national and European [economic] crises being experienced. It has affected the whole of F1, but particularly Spanish companies, and that's something we cannot choose. Who would say that the crisis would be so bitter and so deep?
“With the current economic scenario, it is normal [that the team struggled]. It is very difficult to get into F1 supporting a Spanish team when the situation in your company and your country is so poor. However, we been unable to redirect the team outside Spain and that hurt us. But the problem isn't just with HRT. All teams except maybe two or three, are for sale, so it's not unusual.”