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Volume 10 No. 24
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Scorpion Racing's Plan To Salvage HRT And Receive Entry For '13 Season 'A Bit Too Late'

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has played down the chances of HRT suitors Scorpion Racing winning an entry for the 2013 championship," according to Sam Tremayne of AUTOSPORT. A group of Canadian and American investors is "pushing to try and secure HRT's entry for the forthcoming F1 campaign." Ecclestone "has been in contact with the Scorpion Racing group" and wrote to investors saying: "Have you bought the HRT company? Because if you have, they (the FIA) would be accepting you." However, Ecclestone told the U.K.'s PA that "an entry for 2013 was unlikely." Ecclestone said, "I've spoken to them and told them to get in touch with the FIA and ask for an entry. They want to buy all the bits from HRT, then form a company and ask for an entry, but I personally don't think it will happen. It's all a bit too late" (AUTOSPORT, 1/30).