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Auto-breaker confirms HRT purchase

Teo Martin confirms Spanish media reports that he has purchased many of the assets of the HRT team - although he also reveals that Pirelli has bought one of the 2011 cars
A Spanish auto-breaker has confirmed that he has purchased many of the assets of the now-defunct HRT F1 team.

Reports in the media had suggested that the firesale had taken place despite previous speculation that an American-Canadian consortium was planning to put together a bid to purchase what was left of the team to try and secure a place on the grid for 2014.

On that back of those reports, Teo Martin has now confirmed to Reuters that he has indeed secured much of what was left of HRT – having put a picture of one of the 2012 cars on view via his Twitter page.

Martin, who intends to sell on what he has acquired to any interested parties, is now the owner of three 2012 cars - minus engines and gearbox – as well as two 2011 cars, a scale model of the 2012 car and most of the garage equipment.

However, Martin also revealed that one HRT car had gone to a different buyer, with tyre supplier Pirelli having acquired one of the 2011 machines.

Unlike the old Toyota and Renault models that have been used for testing purposes, Pirelli will use the HRT as a show car at promotional events, with a spokeswoman confirming that it will be repainted in the black and yellow colours for which the tyre supplier is best known.

Tagged as: Martin , Pirelli , HRT , teo martin

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Nanbawan - Unregistered

February 16, 2013 1:56 AM

Maybe someone can use the HRT for the new XL Formula series that starts this season in France. A championship that will use every kind of single seater you can bring, from the 90's F1 to previous Cart and IRL cars, GP2, FR3.5. Should be intriguing...

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