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“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.”



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24.11.2012- Free Practice 3, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
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15.11.2012 - Press Conference: Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112 with Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
16.11.2012 - Free practice 2, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
Free Practice 2: Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
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Nanbawan - Unregistered

December 28, 2012 6:49 PM

There is a sort of milieu mentality in the closed circles of F1 in which some drivers like de la Rosa keep some kind of credentials whereas others like Bourdais for instance were considered and treated like outcasts. About HRT, it might be somewhat concerning to some extent for F1 that nobody in the world with cash to spread seem to want to have a go. You see billionaires losing huge sums on football clubs yet nobody in their "right mind" even the craziest ones would consider buying HRT...



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