The story that Mercedes will soon put its Formula 1 team on sale has been circulating for some time. The German racing team itself has already denied this claim several times. Robbert Doornbos, however, says he has new information.
The future of Mercedes in Formula 1 has been a topic of discussion for a long time. It is an open secret that the German racing team is not completely satisfied with the new Concorde Agreement. In addition, the team is currently heading for its seventh consecutive world championship, leaving all previous records behind. The question ‘what is there to gain next?’ however, is regularly said aloud. In combination with the uncertainty surrounding the future of team boss Toto Wolff and the lack of a contract for Lewis Hamilton, all this has ensured that there is a lot of talk about a possible departure from the sport.
Former team owner Eddie Jordan added some fuel to the fire some time ago when he entered the Formula 1 Coffee from Ziggo Sport said that the Mercedes team will be sold soon. Main sponsor Ineos would take over the whole thing for over 755 million euros, according to the Irishman. In addition, Toto Wolff would quit his duties as team boss and look for a new challenge. Daimler – the parent company behind Mercedes – has also recently responded to all the rumors. A spokesman for the Daimler Group said that it has no intention to withdraw from Formula 1. In addition, Daimler would like to continue with the current protagonists: Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
In the program Crashing in the Kitchen Robert Doornbos says, however, that he has received new information: “The automotive industry has now shown that a majority stake is not going to be sold,” it sounds. “The Mercedes racing team is separate from the Daimler Group. Mercedes is the owner, Toto Wolff also has 30 percent. [van de aandelen, red.] and Niki Lauda has ten percent. The other 60 percent is with Daimler. ”
The former Formula 1 driver continues: “Now the story goes that 300 million is paid for that 40 percent [de aandelen van Wolff en Lauda, red.]. This means that a large minority stake is sold to Ineos. Toto Wolff will then cash in, but will he still stay on afterwards? “Doornbos wonders aloud.” Do you want to be with Mercedes after 2022 or will Wolff go to Aston Martin? ”
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