Pirelli has announced its decision to auction their test car, the HRT F111, on online auction website eBay.
The company acquired the former constructor’s chassis after HRT went into liquidation at the end of 2012.
Pirelli used the Toyota TF109 from 2010 to 2012 to evaluate their compounds, but is currently without a vehicle modern enough to create an accurate understanding of the 2013 tyres.
About the company’s decision to action the F111, Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery told Reuters:
“Our marketing department said nobody seems to want to use it, so I said let’s put it on eBay for charity,”
“We’ll probably run [the auction] for quite a few months to see what money we can raise.”
HRT ran drivers Vitantonio Liuzzi, Narain Karthikeyan and Daniel Ricciardo in 2011.