Ma Qinghua will “definitely” be on the grid in the HRT in next year’s Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai according to his agent Jin Yong who said so on Thursday.
Ma QingHua, HRT’s current test and Friday free practice driver in 2012, told the Fujian newspaper Southeastern Express that reports the Spanish team is for sale do not worry him.
The 24-year-old has been rumoured to partner Pedro de la Rosa next season since his first free practice outing at Italy this year., but Spanish press reports say there is a risk HRT will wind up after the season if they don’t find potential investors.
Jin Yong, said: “No matter who the boss is, Ma will definitely compete in next year’s F1 race in Shanghai.”
Ma QingHua added: “No matter who will be the boss, the team is still there. So what I need to focus on now is to improve myself through training.”