HRT: Always doomed to fail?

HRT: Always doomed to fail?

With HRT's unsuccessful three-year F1 foray now over, Edd Straw gets the inside story of its failure from those who tried to turn its fortunes around

The numbers are damning. The 58 grands prix entered by the HRT team yielded no points, a solitary 13th place and 19 back-row lockouts for a spend of around £70 million.

It's easy to compare this to the debacles experienced by the Life and Andrea Moda teams of the early 1990s, but it would be grossly unfair. By no measure was HRT a success during its three years in Formula 1, but in the circumstances completing three seasons was a remarkable achievement.

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