De la Rosa: “There won’t be another Spanish F1 team”

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Pedro de la Rosa, HRT, Interlagos, 2012In the round-up: Pedro de la Rosa is pessimistic about the potential for a successor to HRT.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

De la Rosa: “No volver?β?ν a haber nunca un equipo espa?β??ol” (Marca, Spanish)

Pedro de la Rosa says he doesn’t think there will ever be a Spanish F1 team following the failure of HRT.

Pirelli: Teams ready for aggressive tyres (Autosport)

Pirelli chief technical officer Maurizio Boicchi: “What we would like to do in 2013 is to come back to be a little bit more aggressive in our compound choice in order to introduce more pit stops and strategy for the teams.”

Ferrari president di Montezemolo plans to remain head of race team (AutoWeek)

“The Ferrari boss, who met [Italian president Mario] Monti before Thursday’s annual end-of-season address, acknowledged Thursday that it would be hard to combine the two roles, but said it’s possible. ‘I did it when I was president of Fiat and (Italian employers’ federation) Confindustria,’ he said. ‘The first three tears were really hard, I don’t know how I did it. But I managed to. For me, Ferrari remains fundamental.'”

Nigel Roebuck?σΤιΌΤδσs top 10 (MotorSport)

The top four’s the same as mine but Felipe Massa at number ten?

Car Trekking: When Patrick Stewart met Stirling Moss (BBC)

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Comment of the day

@Younger-Hamii spotted an unfortunate trend for Hamilton’s British fans who don’t have Sky:

    Out of all the race winners this season, Hamilton is the only driver not to have won a race the BBC have shown live, coupled with this fact here are his results in the races the BBC have shown live:

    China ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 3rd
    Spain ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 8th
    Monaco ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 5th
    Valencia ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
    Silverstone ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 8th
    Spa ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
    Singapore ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
    Korea ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 10th
    Abu Dhabi ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF
    Brazil ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ DNF

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    On this day in F1

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45 comments on De la Rosa: “There won’t be another Spanish F1 team”

  1. TED BELL said on 24th December 2012, 17:10


    What a complete waste of time and money. First off they were just plain lousy. A team with absoluetly no chance of doing a single thing in Formula One. From their early on circus carnival paint theme to the promise of a all conquering Spanish based team, these guys simply should have never been allowed to race in F1. This futile effort will go down in the ranks as one of the all time worst teams period. They should have been banned when they first showed up with that checker board paintwork. Formula One is about becoming the best not who can be the remain the worst. Formula One is for the best because of them…NOW

  2. Girts (@girts) said on 24th December 2012, 17:40

    I’m not sure if we really need a Spanish F1 team, just like I don’t think that we necessarily need a British team or a German team in F1. I wouldn’t support a Latvian F1 team just because the people there possessed the same nationality as I do. I’d rather share the values of my favourite team.

    I watch F1 on the German TV and the focus on German drivers is what I don’t like most about their broadcasts. And I’m tired of you’re-praising-Hamilton-just-because-you’re-British-and-he’s-British comments on the web, too. F1 needs new teams a lot but they don’t have to be national teams.

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