wesley123 wrote:I agree with marcush.
HRT might be looking upwards mid season, by announcing they design their own car, have a new owner and move to a new base in Spain.
All great they have done that, but they discontinue Eackelearts contract, sack Kolles too, Willis left too a while ago already and they move to a new base in the middle of the off season, when cars are supposed to be ready.
They now have dug their own grave by doing so. Why the hell would you even move when you have cars to finish for the winter tests? cars who would barely be in time again for the wintertests, excuse me but that is just dumb.
Now with the 'loss' of Eackeleart they simply have no one to lead the design team, a team where the moral is already low and the team itself seems barely disciplined.
Do not get me wrong, I would love to see HRT become a worthy team but I do not see it happening, the way I see it now Thesan is trying to make some quick cash and will pull out the plug by the end of this season, probably selling it with a huge profit
I agree they should have kept Kolles, and things stable until the the car was delivered. Kolles wasn't sacked he was providing a service to HRT's owners probably on a per-season basis. Now HRT has new owners and wanted to move to Spain, Kolles infrastructure is based in Germany, so he is not going to relocate it is he?
Its not true that there is no one to lead HRT's design team, Since they discontinued Eackelearts contract, Jean-Claude Martens has been in charge and who HRT say was involved in the design of the F112 since the start.
I don't think things are really that bad as people are making out, HRT haven't actually moved yet the F112 is in Germany, they have a place in Valencia and plans to move to Madrid.
So 2 things failed they are minor things, HRT were late anyway. You might want to ask whats happening with Marussia/Virgins Tests?? No news from them and they started their car before HRT! Virgin are also leaving things too late with the crash tests.
It might be true that Thesan is looking to make a profit that's usually what investment companies do. Another way you could look at it is that Thesan are a cover for whoever is providing funding to HRT.
I just hope that HRT and also Virgin make it in time, so we don't have to go through the pain of loosing another team in F1