Now de la Rosa admits dream over for HRT

Spaniard de la Rosa is on the lookout for an new role elsewhere as a test or reserve driver.

Jan.3 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa, HRT's lead driver in 2012, has joined boss Luis Perez-Sala in admitting that the Spanish team has folded.

Spaniard de la Rosa, who was contracted to keep racing this year, has already said he is on the lookout for a new role elsewhere as test or reserve driver.

Pedro De La Rosa, HRT Formula 1 Team
Pedro De La Rosa, HRT Formula 1 Team

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"There has been no official announcement," the 41-year-old told the Spanish sports daily Marca, "but we all feel that the project will end.

"The sad thing," de la Rosa continued, "is that there was never a Spanish team before and now I think we will not see one again.

"It was an historic occasion. With a great champion like Fernando (Alonso), it was a good time and an excellent backdrop for the national interest.

"I think it will be very difficult to have these circumstances again," he added.

As for HRT's demise, de la Rosa admitted: "If the project failed, we're all a little responsible."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Luis Perez-Sala
Teams HRT Formula 1 Team
Article type Breaking news
Tags de la rosa, hrt, perez-sala