Pirelli set to put 2011 HRT up for auction
25 April 2013 – Pirelli is set to put a 2011 HRT chassis up for auction on eBay. The tyre supplier acquired the car when the outfit put its assets up for sale earlier in the year and had been planning to use it for promotional purposes, but it has proven unpopular.
"There doesn't seem to be a lot of enthusiasm, it's a bit of a shame really," Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery explained to the Reuters news agency.
"Our marketing department said nobody seems to want to use it. So I said let's put it on eBay for charity. We're trying to find a category on eBay for an F1 car and we'll probably run it for quite a few months to see what money we can raise for charity."
HRT closed its doors at the end of the 2012 Formula 1 campaign, with most of its cars and equipment being purchased by a Madrid-based car recycling firm.