V6 rules could push HRT off grid - boss

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Oct.5 (GMM) HRT boss Luis Perez-Sala has expressed concerns F1's 2014 engine regulations could push small teams out of business.

Luis Perez-Sala, HRT Formula One Team, Team Prinicpal
Luis Perez-Sala, HRT Formula One Team, Team Prinicpal

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"Yes," he is quoted by Autosprint magazine, "today for a team like HRT, the engine costs account for 20 per cent of our total budget.

"If this figure will double in 2014, then I do not know what we would do."

The Spaniard and former Minardi driver suggested that, to cushion the blow, small teams should be allowed to buy a customer car from a bigger team.

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