Bruno Senna speaks candidly about his team's financial difficulties
11 August 2010

Bruno Senna cannot guarantee that his struggling HRT Formula One team will survive into next season.

The Spanish squad, which only secured its place on the grid this season at the eleventh hour, has been struggling financially and has not been extensively developing its car.

HRT was taken over by Spanish businessman José Ramón Carabante after months of uncertainty, and made it to the grid in Bahrain without conducting any testing.

Senna admitted that the team’s presence on the grid next season is far from assured and that HRT could not afford to make sweeping changes to its car.

Senna told Brazilian media, “The financial difficulties hinder the development of the car. We are able to keep the team running through the end of the year. But we cannot be like Red Bull, which always has little or big things in the car every weekend.

“Few teams are guaranteed to be on the grid next year. F1 is not easy. The Hispania and other teams cannot give that guarantee.”

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11 August 2010

I'd better tell my Mum about this...HRT has been great for her.

11 August 2010

Yeah, certainly been a big help to my marriage. Back to dodging the flying phone book if they put a stop to it.

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