Hispania Racing Team rejected latest rumours that their 2013 race drivers line-up confirmation, Chinese media recently reported that their home speedy announced in a Tuesday press conference, HRT confirmed Ma Qing Hua as next season race driver.
The Spanish F1 outfit denied the reports and their spokesperson told GPUpdate.net the subject of 2013 was not discussed in Tuesday’s press conference.
“The press conference wasn’t such thing, but a tribute paid by the Chinese authorities to Ma for what he’s achieved this season (as reserve driver),” an HRT spokesperson said. “That was it.”
“Our team is a young one that looks to the future,” David Mancebo, Business Director for HRT, said at the gathering. “Without a doubt, we would like to continue counting on Ma Qing Hua for the future as we have done this year.”
Zhao Yingua, chairman of Shanghai Automobile and Motorsports Association, said: “It’s an important milestone for Chinese motorsport, and from now on, we move into a new era. We are very proud of him and we wish him and the team the very best. We will also make a big effort to support him.”