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HRT not included in 2013 entry list

2012-12-02 08:16:18

HRT’s Formula One career looks to be over after the team was omitted from the 2013 entry list for the World Championship

HRT not included in 2013 entry list

The FIA published a 22-car entry list in the wake of Friday’s deadline by which all teams had to pay for next year’s Championship.

Under the regulations, HRT were expected to fork out $500,000 as they failed to score a single point this past season.

However, the team’s future in F1 was in doubt after owner Thesan Capital put HRT up for sale last month.

Although they stated at the time that they had “a number of groups interested in buying the team”, no-one came through.

Thus when Friday’s deadline arose, HRT, which was founded by ex-Formula One driver Adrian Campos as Campos Meta back in 2010, failed to make the grid.

The team is expected to close its doors.

According to Autosport, “sources indicate that the team is now working to pay its creditors and that the plan is for the team to shut down without unpaid debts.”

As for the official entry list, several names were missing despite only Lotus, Force India, Caterham and Marussia each having just one seat available.

The 2013 Entry List
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing
2 Mark Webber     Red Bull Racing
3 Fernando Alonso   Scuderia Ferrari
4 Felipe Massa     Scuderia Ferrari
5 Jenson Button   Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
6 Sergio Perez     Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
7 Kimi Raikkonen   Lotus F1 Team
8 tba           Lotus F1 Team
9 Nico Rosberg     Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
10 Lewis Hamilton   Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
11 tba           Sauber F1 Team
12 tba           Sauber F1 Team
14 tba           Sahara Force India F1 Team
15 tba           Sahara Force India F1 Team
16 Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 Team
17 Valtteri Bottas   Williams F1 Team
18 tba           Scuderia Toro Rosso
19 tba           Scuderia Toro Rosso
20 tba           Caterham F1 Team
21 tba           Caterham F1 Team
22 tba           Marussia F1 Team
23 tba           Marussia F1 Team

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