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What if HRT collapses?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Bram, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    If HRT team will stop to exist and can't take part in the 2013 season what will happen? Two cars less on the grid? A new team that will replace them?
  2. One less team on the grid for next year. (if they don´t show up next year)
    Possibly a new team for 2014 but i would not get my hopes up.
    Starting up an F1 team is no small task.
  3. at least Vettel wont have to worry about backmarker party pooper Kartykeyam or however you spell his name.
  4. We all chip in and buy the team out.

    We'll cut down costs by having forum members be the pit crew etc. :roflmao:
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  5. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    I really want the grid to be filled up. 26 cars!

    Even though, more teams, means more fighting over money, it also means more drivers, more exposure, and I do think F1 is better off with 26 cars, than 20/22.
  6. I like more teams but i also think that if you plan on doing something the first thing you do is check that you actually can afford it.
    Right now it seems HRT can´t but hopefully they do.

    However i´d trade that spot for a manufacturer like Honda any day of the week.
  7. Give me the turtle wax and i'll polish the a$$ of that car
  8. Yes yes that IS still the idea, however, those extra teams are young and lack any development and funding that regardless of having many many teams in, 90% of theam are going to bebackmarkers and the points go down to 10 place, unless the FIA is riskign to change the point system and take it all the way down to at least 15.

    As good as it is for F1 to have more teams in, is really them loosing $$$$ if they are not even able to finish most of the time or not score ANY points at all.
  9. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    I don't really like manufacturer teams. They can chip in with engines, and support, but not own a team.
    A F1-only team, tries it best to survive. Manufacturer teams pull out when they think that's the best economical choice.
  10. Manufacturers pull out because it´s not the motorsport division of the company that runs the whole company.
    When the board says it´s too expensive to run (the equivalent of HRT not getting sponsor money)

    It´s the same principle.
    The motorsport division of a company do not run the company.
    They have just as passionate people (most have worked in motorsport all their lives)

    Motorsport divisions loves F1, wants to do F1.
    HRT loves F1, wants to do F1.

    None of them decide if they can or not. Sponsors do, in the manufacturers case the sponsor money to go racing in Formula 1 comes from within the company.
  11. I doubt a new team will come on board for next season. By studying how HRT joined and never really got anywhere during it's tenure, it'll certainly scare away any new investors/sponsors to start a brand new team.