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Colin Kolles leaves HRT with immediate effect - HRT announce the departure of their team principal

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Colin Kolles leaves HRT with immediate effect
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This is F1Minute - Colin Kolles leaves HRT with immediate effect.

Yesterday, it was announced that Colin Kolles would be leaving HRT as team principal, with today being his last day at the squad. Kolles has been an instrumental part of the team’s development over the last couple of years and has been with them since before they hit the grid for the first time in 2010.

However, a simple statement from the team confirmed it was an amicable parting, saying: “This is due to the new direction that the team has taken and the decision of the new management to move the team headquarters to Spain.”

HRT announced his replacement today, with former F1 driver Luiz Pérez-Sala appointed as Team Principal. He has been working with the team for a few months as an advisor and now makes the step up.

Talking of his role, he said: “This naming is an honour but also a great responsibility... We must be patient and keep in mind that we cannot expect to achieve great success in the short term, but we can take a team forward that we can all feel proud of.”