'Impossible for HRT to continue' - Pérez-Sala
2 January 2013 – Luis Pérez-Sala has spoken out for the first time since HRT's demise, with the Spanish outfit forced to shutdown its Formula 1 operation at the end of the 2012 season. Owners Thesan Capital had put the squad up for sale prior to the United States Grand Prix in November, but a buyer was not found in time.
Pérez-Sala, who held the role of Team Principal throughout the 2012 campaign, says the outcome was simply unavoidable. Speaking to daily Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, he explained: "It was impossible to go on. When we took charge of the team we were promised help which did not arrive."
HRT's highest ever race finish was achieved at the rain-hit Canadian Grand Prix of 2011, with Italian driver Vitantonio Liuzzi taking the chequered flag in 13th place.