Austin: Pedro De la Rosa denied reports on Thursday that his cash-strapped Formula One team HRT was putting him in danger by sending the Spanish driver out in an unsafe car for this weekend's US Grand Prix. The Spanish-based Formula One backmarkers are up for sale and talks are ongoing with a number of groups interested in buying the team, owners Thesan Capital said earlier this week.
With HRT's future up in the air, Spanish media reported the team does not have enough spare parts to see it through the final two races of the season, the U.S. Grand Prix at the newly constructed Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, and the November 25 season finale in Brazil. "We might be modest, we are small, we are what we are but we are a professional Formula One team and for sure when we go running it is because the car is safe," De la Rosa told reporters.
"I would never jump into an unsafe car because of parts being too old. The car is slow but it is safe." The team, who have yet to score a point in three years, have De la Rosa and Indian Narain Karthikeyan as their two current drivers. Thesan Capital took over HRT in July last year, with former grand prix driver Luis Perez-Sala becoming the team principal and the headquarters moving to Madrid.
HRT have developed links with China this year with Shanghai-born Ma Qing Hua driving their car in
09:23 AM, Nov 16, 2012
Madrid: HRT Formula One team is up for sale, its owners Thesan Capital has announced 16 months after buying a majority stake in the Spanish outfit from Jose Ramon Carabante. HRT are yet to score a point since joining F1 in 2010. The owners are hoping to find new investors in the coming weeks. "The current owners of HRT want to confirm they are holding talks with several groups interested...
05:51 PM, Nov 13, 2012
London: Spanish-based Formula One backmarkers HRT are up for sale and talks are ongoing with a number of groups interested in buying the team, owners Thesan Capital said in a statement on Monday. The team, who have yet to score a point in three years, have Indian Narain Karthikeyan and Spanish veteran Pedro De la Rosa as their two current drivers in a season that ends later this month. HRT...
11:29 PM, Nov 12, 2012