Christian Klien, HRT, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Toyota Motorsport end HRT support

2010 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Christian Klien, HRT, Abu Dhabi, 2010
Christian Klien, HRT, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Toyota Motorsport say they are no longer offering support to HRT.

A statement issued by the company said:

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) confirms that all cooperation with Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) has been terminated and will not resume.

TMG retains all intellectual property rights to its current F1 car and is completely free to pursue other projects and support new customers for its high-performance engineering services.

TMG regrets that HRT has not met its contractual payment obligations and will pursue all available options to reach a satisfactory conclusion to this matter.

Toyota Motorsport has acted as an engineering services supplier since its Cologne-based team withdrew from Formula 1 at the end of last year. Its facilities includ a wind tunnel and driving simulator.

HRT’s 2010 car, the F110, was designed by Dallara, who the team split from in May of this year.

Update: HRT have released a short statement saying only: “Hispania Racing is very surprised about Toyota’s Press Statement released this afternoon and?? this matter will be a subject of further clarification.”

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