Qing Hua to race HRT in 2013 Chinese GP

Ma Qing Hua (CHN) HRT Formula One Team Development Driver. Formula One Young Drivers Test, Day One, Silverstone, England, 12 July 2012.Nov.16 (GMM) Ma Qing Hua will “definitely” be on the grid in Shanghai next year, the Chinese driver’s agent said on Thursday.

Ma, HRT’s test and occasional Friday practice driver in 2012, told the Fujian newspaper Southeastern Express that reports that the Spanish team is for sale do not worry him.

The 24-year-old has been tipped as a potential teammate for Pedro de la Rosa in 2013, but Spanish media reports say that there is a risk that HRT will fold.

Ma’s agent, Jin Yong, said: “No matter who the boss is [going to be], Qing Hua will definitely compete in next year’s F1 race in Shanghai.”

Qing Hua added: “No matter who  the boss will be, the team is still there. So what I need to focus on now is to improve myself through training.”

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