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Scorpion Racing to buy HRT entry & assets?

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#101 lambylamby

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:36

^Nice design, but the Gold does look like something you would spray on from Hobbycraft...

I liked the 2011 colour scheme, and the prelaunch 2012 colourscheme of all-white and slight Gold:

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Anyway, so scorpion didn't manage to get hold of the assets, or chassis etc, so Other than Bernie just saying apply in 2014, we haven't heard any noise on their facebook page, nor has a website been developed in anticipation, all a bit quiet surely?

I would expect noises to be made about new teams come July, that's when in the 2009 season I remember peeps and speculations being made about teams joining last time round, have you guys tried any searches, I mean, we don't even know who they are, at least with Manor racing they had pedigree, along with Campos, Caterhams/Lotus initial project looked ominous but actually have settled wellnow....


#102 lambylamby

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:16

No Mention of Scorpion Racing in Canada, looks like it's through for them next year? (I believe the investors were Canadian/'Merican). I would have thought there would be much much louder noises being a 'home' race for them, even USF1 had loud noises around june 2009 about joining the next season, and they tried to enter a toaster......

#103 Fastcake

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 13:43

Unsurprisingly, nothing but a tiny spark of optimism. I doubt we'll hear from them again.

#104 HistoryFan

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:16

I doubt that there will be any new team in the next year. The most F1 teams are in truble, there is no money for it.

#105 Wingcommander

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:43

I doubt that there will be any new team in the next year. The most F1 teams are in truble, there is no money for it.

And Bernie's price money politics dont make it any easier for new teams. Creating a team from scratch and making it competitive would take several years and dozens of millions of pounds per year from the owners. A team at the back of the grid cant make it with just sponsor's and pay drivers' money. New privateer teams are pretty much out of the question. Only big companies have that kind of money, and they seem more fond of buying and rebranding old teams than creating new ones.

#106 chrcol

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:50

This wont happen, "Scorpion Racing" website looks it it was made by a 5 year old using a GoDaddy template.

I doubt they even have the funds to compete in lower formulas much less F1. Sounds like another couple dreamers who want to get their name out there for attention. And they'll get it because there's nothing else to talk about in F1 atm and journalists love to copy + paste easy articles.

and yea they already had to change their name to "Emperor Racing" because Pirelli sued them, they are basically a niche manufacturing company. I doubt they can even afford a 1day test much less a full season with car and mechanics.

look at this garbage website:


that logo :rotfl: made in Ms Paint and they couldnt even cut out all the white in the background to make it transparent