Toyota has refused to comment on reports it is close to collaborating with the struggling Spanish team HRT.
It emerged this week that Hispania, whose current car was built by former partner Dallara, will shortly sign a deal with the Japanese carmaker’s former formula one team based in Cologne, Germany.
The reports said the arrangement will involve use of Toyota Motorsport’s impressive headquarters, staff and designs of the unraced 2010 car, the TF110.
“We can neither confirm or deny that,” the Toyota spokesman said on request by the German news agency DPA.
“Generally we don’t comment on that sort of thing,” added the spokesman.
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