HRT has announced that it has parted company with team principal Colin Kolles, the man who rescued the former Campos Meta team when it nearly collapsed even before its first race.
The team has been planning to move its base from Germany to Spain, and Kolles had made it clear that he would be willing to step down if the circumstances were right.
A team statement said: “HRT F1 Team and Dr Colin Kolles have reached an agreement to end their co-operation and therefore the Team Principal will abandon his post on the 15th of December 2011.
“This is due to the new direction that the team has taken and the decision of the new management to move the team headquarters to Spain.
“HRT F1 Team would like to thank Dr Colin Kolles for his work and dedication throughout these past two years and wish him the best in his future projects.”
It remains to be seen what the future holds for the former dentist, but he must hold some sort of record having previously been team boss of Jordan, Midland/MF1, Spyker and Force India in addition to HRT…