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The Demise of HRT: Joining the Ranks of so Many Minnows Before Them

Had HRT entered Formula 1 20 years ago, they would have fit in a lot better than they did over their three-season life, which recently ended. The late '80s and early '90s were part of the golden age for teams with more optimism than cash. Teams such as Life, Coloni, Pacific, Eurobrun, Simtek, AGS and Forti all attempted to crack the Formula 1 world with nothing more than a few quid and enthusiasm, but none of them ever came close. HRT had a particularly turbulent three years in the sport and once again demonstrated that you have to have money before being able to challenge at the top in today's racing. Mercedes and Toyota have demonstrated that money on its own can't get you titles, but you require at least some money&nb...

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