HRT Unable To Provide Funds; Does Not Make List Of Teams For Next Season
The HRT F1 team "does not figure in the list" of teams subscribed for next year's F1 season, according to Raymond Blancafort of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. Friday was the last day for teams to submit their applications and make the necessary deposits. In HRT's case, motorsports' governing body FIA needed $500,000, which the Spanish team was not able to provide (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 12/1). EFE noted that HRT's owner Thesan Capital put the team up for sale before the last race of the season in São Paulo, Brazil. The official list for next season reveals 22 cars, "with half still not having a driver assigned." (EFE, 12/1).