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Words Can Hurt: Hispania Targeted by Spains’ Automobile President’s Comments

In the wake of the Spanish Automobile Federation president Carlos Gracia's derogatory comments towards Hispania Racing, the pressure is firmly on the team to prove their worth. After a season at the foot of the grid, the Spanish outfit are now required to work towards creating a more worthy existence. The 10-second deficit to the front of the pack in Melbourne was simply unacceptable.  They do not need reminding of the pitfalls of late '90s teams, Lola-Ford and the Forti-Ford team, who found an inability to perform their ultimate outdoing. In fact in terms of the ill-fated Lola project in 1997, it left two drivers' racing careers in tatters and the founding company itself in financial ruin. In essence, the Hispania team looke...

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