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HRT Excluded From F1 2013 Season

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Spanish-based racing team HRT appear set to miss the 2013 Formula One season due to financial difficulties, leaving 11 teams for next year.

In November HRT had been put up for sale by owner Thesan Capital but it has failed to find a buyer and missed the deadline for the FIA’s payments for 2013, whereby they needed to a $500,000 entry fee.

There has been reports the team can join the final list for 2013 if they do pay up the entry fees, although nothing has been confirmed by the FIA.

HRT had joined F1 ranks in 2010 along with Caterham and Marussia, but struggled to make an impact.

The team’s 2013 drivers were Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa and India’s Narain Karthikeyan who failed to score a point during the season.