José Ramón Carabante

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José Ramón Carabante (born 1952 in Málaga) is a Spanish businessman, who owned the Hispania Racing Formula One team.[1] Carebante owns a number of Spanish businesses including Grupo Hispania, a property management company with a variety of interests in Europe and America,[2] and the CB Murcia basketball team.[1] He was a shareholder in the Campos Meta F1 team, which had gained an entry for the 2010 Formula One season, before taking full control when the team ran into financial difficulties shortly before the start of the season.[3] The team was renamed to Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) after Carabante's Grupo Hispania company. HRT continued to struggle financially throughout its first year of racing, and Carabante sold the team to investment company Thesan Capital in July 2011.[4] The HRT team eventually folded at the end of 2012.


  1. ^ a b "La sede del equipo Campos Meta 1 se queda en Alzira, pero la fábrica se va a Murcia". Levante-EMV (in Spanish). Editorial Prensa Ibérica. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Goodbye Campos, Hola Hispania!". Joe Saward's Grand Prix blog. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (19 February 2010). "Carabante takes over Campos team". Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Collantine, Keith (4 July 2011). "Thesan Capital takes control of HRT F1 team". F1 Fanatic. Retrieved 4 November 2013.