HRT boss Colin Kolles says his team has no plans to join the Formula One Teams Association, having claimed the organization only serves the interests of the leading squads.
The Spanish team confirmed it had left FOTA back in January, unhappy about the resistance of larger teams to help the smaller ones. Although HRT has changed ownership since then, Kolles said the team is very happy as it is without being a part of FOTA.
Kolles also said the body was non-existent "in the real world" and he would consider joining only if it changed to accommodate his team's needs.
"To my knowledge, FOTA is just a name and it's not really existing if you take it in the real world," Kolles said. "We are very happy as it is.
"Maybe we can think about things if people would accommodate our needs, but I think we understand our own problems better than the chairman of FOTA, who runs maybe a different structure, so I don't see the need for somebody else to negotiate our commercial deals. I think we are good enough and strong enough to negotiate our own deals."