HRT’s Formula One career looks to be over after the team was omitted from the 2013 entry list for the World Championship…
HRT’s Formula One career looks to be over after the team was omitted from the 2013 entry list for the World Championship.
The FIA published a 22-car entry list in the wake of Friday’s deadline by which all teams had to pay for next year’s Championship.
Under the regulations, HRT were expected to fork out $500,000 as they failed to score a single point this past season.
However, the team’s future in F1 was in doubt after owner Thesan Capital put HRT up for sale last month.
Although they stated at the time that they had “a number of groups interested in buying the team”, no-one came through.
Thus when Friday’s deadline arose, HRT, which was founded by ex-Formula One driver Adrian Campos as Campos Meta back in 2010, failed to make the grid.
The team is expected to close its doors.
According to Autosport, “sources indicate that the team is now working to pay its creditors and that the plan is for the team to shut down without unpaid debts.”
As for the official entry list, several names were missing despite only Lotus, Force India, Caterham and Marussia each having just one seat available.
The 2013 Entry List
1 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull Racing
2 Mark Webber – Red Bull Racing
3 Fernando Alonso – Scuderia Ferrari
4 Felipe Massa – Scuderia Ferrari
5 Jenson Button – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
6 Sergio Perez – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
7 Kimi Raikkonen – Lotus F1 Team
8 tba – Lotus F1 Team
9 Nico Rosberg – Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
10 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
11 tba – Sauber F1 Team
12 tba – Sauber F1 Team
14 tba – Sahara Force India F1 Team
15 tba – Sahara Force India F1 Team
16 Pastor Maldonado – Williams F1 Team
17 Valtteri Bottas – Williams F1 Team
18 tba – Scuderia Toro Rosso
19 tba – Scuderia Toro Rosso
20 tba – Caterham F1 Team
21 tba – Caterham F1 Team
22 tba – Marussia F1 Team
23 tba – Marussia F1 Team