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HRT leave FOTA, whilst Trulli hopes for more - FOTA have one less member, and Jarno expects Lotus to deliver

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HRT leave FOTA, whilst Trulli hopes for more
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It’s the 10th January 2011 and this is F1Minute.

HRT confirmed today that they have left FOTA, the Formula One Teams’ Association, because, as Colin Kolles puts it: “We left because FOTA defends only the interests of the big teams.” He adds as an example that the entry fees for all teams are the same, whilst the gap between the TV rights revenue distribution is excessive. The flip side of this are the reports from FOTA that HRT haven’t paid their membership fees. Which doesn’t exactly sound out of the question.

Elsewhere, Trulli has been talking about his hopes for this year with Lotus, being quite frank about the entire thing: “My objective is to fight in the midfield and have a chance to score points. I knew that 2010 would be a transition year: it turned out to be worse than I had expected, but it’s okay. But I won’t accept to have another year like that. I don’t like to show badly after a lifetime at the front.” Huh. I don’t remember the lifetime at the front, but you can’t fault the man for enthusiasm.