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Force India has lashed out at F1′s owner CVC, accusing the private equity firm of not being interested in developing the sport.
The financial news agency Bloomberg quoted deputy team boss Bob Fernley as saying new deals that give more money and power to the bigger teams are a “disaster”. “CVC is not interested in developing the sport, it’s interested in making as much money as possible and then selling it,” he said.
Fernando Alonso was “undoubtedly” the best driver of the 2012 season, according to fellow Spaniard and Ferrari test driver Marc Gene.
“The ease with which Vettel has won his titles is abnormal,” the former Minardi driver is quoted by EFE news agency. “For me the best driver this year was undoubtedly Fernando, getting thirteen out of twenty podiums.”
HRT’s technical director Toni Cuquerella has acknowledged that the Spanish team’s F1 foray is now over.
It was believed the team’s departing owner Thesan Capital had set an end-of-November deadline for a new buyer to be found. Indeed, as November became December over the past weekend, the FIA published the official 2013 entry list, and it made no mention of HRT.
“If this figure will double in 2014, then I do not know what we would do.” – Luis Perez-Sala
HRT boss Luis Perez-Sala has expressed concerns F1′s 2014 engine regulations could push small teams out of business. “Yes,” he is quoted by Autosprint magazine, “today for a team like HRT, the engine costs account for 20 per cent of our total budget.