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Slyboogy

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I heard Van der Garde is, he has 10million pound/euro/dollar/some sort of currency worth of sponsorship.

It's also been stated that D'Ambrosio is up for a race seat, apparently in the autosport forum, D'Ambrosio or his management said "Sutil is his main rival for the seat" :dunno:
 

RasputinLives

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I guess with a 90% change in staff they'd want to keep somethings stable. I read this as the seat is open to buy as they need the money but right now there utilising the fact Liuzzi is under contract to use his experience to get as much technical data and assistance in the simulators as they can for the new car.

I much as I've always been a champion of what HRT are doing I really have my doubts we'll see the car on track before the season starts. I hope I'm wrong though.
 

RasputinLives

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I heard Van der Garde is, he has 10million pound/euro/dollar/some sort of currency worth of sponsorship.

It's also been stated that D'Ambrosio is up for a race seat, apparently in the autosport forum, D'Ambrosio or his management said "Sutil is his main rival for the seat" :dunno:
Van der Garde has been trying to buy himself an F1 seat for years now according to out Dutch member so that doesn't surprise me and if he has the money I think he'll be in.

As for Mr D'ambrosio taking the seat - I have to say I thought he deserved another a year - whether he'll get anything productive out of it I don't know.

As for the Sutil thing maybe it means if he's found guilty in his court case the judge is going to sentence him to years hard labour driving for HRT!
 

RasputinLives

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Actually thinking about it HRT's best option surely is to strike some form of deal with Ferrari where they run Bianchi in the second seat in turn for some 2011 Ferrari engines. It'd certainly give them the edge over Marussia
 

Slyboogy

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That was the case last season but I think the deal broke down or didn't go ahead, I wrote something about it in the HRT team review.
 

RasputinLives

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I'd say thats 95% certain but Renault are supplying 4 so Merc or Ferrari might feel they could do a deal with someone else.

If I'm honest given their Mclaren connection I was half expeting Marussia to do a deal for some Merc engines that had been left at the back of the factory.

Surely with Williams and Caterham gone now HRT will be Cosworths main focus right?
 

RasputinLives

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He has been making noises about being in F1 for quite a while - Josh our dutch member might know a bit more but he said he'd been in the press for months on about it. Sounds like he has the right amount of money.

There you go Brogan - you lean on HRT to announce their driver line-up and the next day theres a story about it
 

teabagyokel

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Their criteria from press releases, etc. were young driver with money and potential.
HRT say a lot of things in press releases, don't they? LOL They have followed this up by hiring Pedro de la Rosa who has neither!

HRT don't need to go far to impress anyone with their driver choices because everyone simply suspects they'd put Deletraz (48 years old) in the car if he paid them enough!
 
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