11 Jan 2011

Hispania not a member of FOTA

12:44 pm on 11 January 2011

Hispania are no longer part of the Formula One Teams Association because they failed to pay their membership dues.

A spokeswoman for the financially-struggling Spanish-owned team had said earlier that it no longer made sense for them to be members.

FOTA general secretary Simone Perillo told Reuters that the team had failed to pay their dues.

The other 11 teams remain members of the Swiss-based organisation which allows them to speak as a united group in talks with the governing International Automobile Federation and commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone.