Pedro de la Rosa, HRT’s lead driver in 2012, has joined boss Luis Perez-Sala in admitting that the Spanish team has folded.
Spaniard de la Rosa, who was contracted to keep racing this year, has already said he is on the lookout for a new role elsewhere as test or reserve driver.
“There has been no official announcement,” the 41-year-old told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “but we all feel that the project will end. The sad thing is that there was never a Spanish team before and now I think we will not see one again.
“It was an historic occasion. With a great champion like Fernando (Alonso), it was a good time and an excellent backdrop for the national interest. I think it will be very difficult to have these circumstances again,” he added.
As for HRT’s demise, de la Rosa admitted: “If the project failed, we’re all a little responsible.”