The Hispania Racing Team has quickly moved to deny suggestions it is struggling financially.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed in a recent interview Are HRT's finances secure?with the Daily Telegraph that he was assisting the Spanish team in getting through its debut season.

However, team owner Jose Ramon Carabante has canned Bernie’s comments, telling Spain’s Diario AS newspaper: “[The comments are] not about us, maybe he is talking about other teams that do not have sponsors.

"We have no financial problems and we are already thinking about 2011," he added.

What is of concern are the ongoing implications that HRT’s split with chassis builder Dallara will have, with Finland’s Turun Sanomat calculating that the team will run out of spare parts by the Canadian Grand Prix in June.

It further claims that the lack of spare parts might be one of the reasons why Bruno Senna’s F110 car has supposedly not been repaired since a problem developed at the rear of the car at last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Senna’s slow lap times around the Monaco circuit would have placed him just tenth on the grid for Friday’s GP2 support race!

[Original image via YallaF1]

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