Bernie Ecclestone is helping HRT on the technical side.
The F1 chief executive caused a stir this weekend when he indicated he was helping the struggling Spanish team to financially survive its debut season.
But according to the Daily Telegraph, that help actually relates to HRT’s efforts to establish a technical facility, following the split with car designer Dallara.
“The development will please F1’s Spanish community reeling from errant reports of financial hardship,” said the newspaper.
We reported earlier this month that HRT wanted to build its own car for 2011, and was close to announcing a deal with a wind tunnel.
The Telegraph added that team boss Colin Kolles will make an announcement about the plans by next month’s Canadian grand prix.