HRT not confirming Ricciardo reports

Jun.30 (GMM) HRT on Thursday would not confirm reports Daniel Ricciardo is poised to join the Spanish team’s race lineup.

Australian media reports and also German sources earlier reported that Red Bull-backed rookie Ricciardo, 21, will replace Indian regular Narain Karthikeyan from the British grand prix next weekend.

“Ricciardo is Toro Rosso’s third driver,” a spokesman for the Hispania team told us on Thursday. “If we have something to say, we’ll release an official statement.”