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Pedro de la Rosa, HRT’s lead driver in 2012, has joined boss Luis Perez-Sala in admitting that the Spanish team has folded.
Spaniard de la Rosa, who was contracted to keep racing this year, has already said he is on the lookout for a new role elsewhere as test or reserve driver. “There has been no official announcement,” the 41-year-old told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “but we all feel that the project will end.
Pedro de la Rosa is definitely staying at HRT in 2013, the Spanish team’s boss Luis Perez-Sala has announced.
“Pedro de la Rosa will drive for us in 2013,” he is quoted by the German language Speed Week. The Spanish veteran’s current teammate is Narain Karthikeyan, but the Indian has been linked with a possible switch to Indycar. Speed Week said the presence of Karthikeyan, 35, has not brought the expected flood of Indian sponsors to 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.
Tata Global Beverages will be extensively promoting the ‘Tata Tea’ brand via this association
HRT Formula 1 Team and Tata Global Beverages (TGB) announce today its brand Tata Tea’s association with Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan and the HRT Formula 1 team for the 2012 Singapore and Indian Grands Prix scheduled from September 21-23 and October 26-28 respectively.
Becoming the first Chinese driver to drive at a Formula 1 Grand Prix
Ma Qing Hua will make his official debut in the Formula 1 World Championship this upcoming Friday at the first free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix which takes place in Monza this week. The 24 year old Chinese driver will replace Narain Karthikeyan at the wheel of the number 23 F112-03 for this session.
PRG will cover all of the Spanish team’s technical audiovisual needs
Production Resource Group (PRG), the largest company in the audiovisual services industry worldwide, has reached an agreement with HRT Formula 1 Team by which it becomes its Official Supplier of Audiovisual Technology until December of 2012. PRG will cover all of the Spanish team’s technical audiovisual needs both at its headquarters at the Caja Mágica and at events taking place away from it.
Yes, we have some upgrades prepared for the Singapore Grand Prix
With two seasons behind his back as a Formula 1 driver in 1988 and 1989, and a permanent link with motorsport, Luis Pérez-Sala wasn’t entering an unknown world when he was named Team Principal of HRT Formula 1 Team at the end of last year.
HRT Formula 1 Team and Pedro de la Rosa have written a golden page in the history of Spanish motorsport this season.
Q&A with Pedro de la Rosa
The union of both has resulted in the first time in Formula 1 history that a Spanish driver takes part in an entire World Championship with a Spanish team. At the age of 41, the driver from Barcelona is taking on his fourteenth season in Formula 1, but he maintains the same motivation and hunger as the first day to ensure that this project consolidates itself in the pinnacle of motorsport.
Narain Karthikeyan insists he does not regret sticking with F1 backmarker HRT
The Indian was ousted by the formerly Colin Kolles-led outfit last year but rehired by its new management for 2012. However, his return got off to the worst-possible start in March when both he and teammate Pedro de la Rosa failed to qualify in Australia.
An agreement has been finally reached and HRT Formula 1 Team will be able to carry out its Young Driver Test
HRT Formula 1 Team will take part in its Young Driver Test at Silverstone after the Grand Prix
This test will take place on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of July at the legendary Silverstone circuit. 24 year-old Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be at the wheel of the F112 and will complete his first tests in a Formula 1 car.
Young Driver Test taking place in Silverstone on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July
In only a month and half’s time, Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will enjoy his first opportunity to step into a Formula 1 car and will do so at the wheel of the F112 at the legendary Silverstone circuit. The member of the Spanish team’s new-born driver development programme will thereby accomplish one of his first objectives on his road to the pinnacle of motorsport.
The day has come for HRT Formula 1 Team to officially open its doors to the new headquarters at the Caja Mágica in Madrid.
Team Principal, Luis Pérez-Sala, and drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Dani Clos and Ma Qing Hua acted as the hosts of this meeting with the press, sponsors, suppliers and friends of the team. The Mayoress of Madrid, Honourable Madam Ana Botella and the President of the Spanish Motorsport Federation and Vice-President of the FIA, Mr.Carlos Gracia, wanted to accompany the team on such a special day.
HRT Formula 1 Team incorporates Kyocera Document Solutions as its Official Supplier through a collaboration agreement for the 2012 season.
Kyocera Document Solutions, new Official Supplier of HRT Formula 1 Team
The Spanish team will count on Kyocera’s services, which include needs for management and printing of documents, both at the team’s permanent offices in the Caja Mágica and at the mobile offices that travel throughout the world during the Formula 1 season.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity” – Dani Clos
Spanish driver Dani Clos will step into the F112 for the first time on Friday to take part in the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya. 23 year-old Clos will substitute teammate Narain Karthikeyan for that session and will join Pedro de la Rosa for the first 90 minutes of practice in Montmeló.
World leader in olive oil
Carbonell and HRT Formula 1 Team have signed a collaboration deal through which the leading olive oil brand will have its image present on the drivers’ overalls, whilst also forming a part of the exclusive culinary experience that the team has created alongside Arzak-Bokado.
Before the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix
Today has been an important day for HRT Formula 1 Team who received the visit of Jean Todt, President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, to its brand new facilities at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. Guided by the team’s CEO, Saúl Ruiz de Marcos, and Team Principal, Luis Pérez-Sala, the head figure of the FIA toured the team’s new facilities.