Bernie Ecclestone says he hopes all 12 F1 teams will make it to the end of the season, but admits HRT are facing financial trouble.
HRT have got problems. I will sort it out. I’d like to see 12 teams finish the season because they have made the commitment to come in. We might lose one of them. But I’m doing my bit to make sure it doesn’t happen.
HRT missed all the pre-season testing and only made it to the first race of 2010 thanks to an 11th-hour rescue deal.
In practice at Monaco yesterday Bruno Senna‘s progress was held back due to a shortage of spare parts from chassis constructor Dallara. Both HRTs were damaged in crashes during the Spanish Grand Prix last week.
The last team to withdraw part-way through a Grand Prix season was Super Aguri, who folded four races into 2008.