Scorpion F1 team could rise from HRT ashes

HRT no longer exists

HRT no longer exists

A new Formula One team could rise from the ashes of the failed Spanish outfit HRT, according to several reports doing the rounds.

Reports – including in the Spanish newspaper AS – claim that a group of investors from Canada and the US want to enter this year’s world championship with an evolution of HRT’s 2012 car, featuring a Cosworth engine and Williams gearbox.

The team is reportedly called Scorpion Racing, and the Press Association said it would be based at Silverstone and operate with equipment bought from HRT.

But there could be an issue with getting up and running for 2013, given that the official entry deadline for this season’s championship closed last November.

Bernie Ecclestone is quoted as saying: “I’ve spoken to them and told them to get in touch with the FIA and ask for an entry.

“They want to buy all the bits from HRT, then form a company and ask for an entry, but I personally don’t think it will happen. It’s all a bit too late. Maybe they could do it for next year.”

The Press Association said that the FIA did not want to respond in detail until it received more ‘concrete’ information from Scorpion. (GMM)

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  • McLarenfan

    Need to be very fast movers to be on the grid this year.

  • oldbiker

    Given that HRT did not apply for an entry to the 2013 F1 championship, I would be surprised that they believe they can simply buy the HRT cars and equipment, pay an entry fee and turn up to race.

    Forget what Bernie thinks of this, I don’t think the FIA rules would allow it.

    Remember all the fuss when new teams were invited to apply for an entry. Surely not another USGP?