Familiar with Formula 1 circuits Eddie Jordan tells of a rather succulent rumor in Sunday’s Daily Mail.
Jordan says in a special interview they know that the chemical giant Ineos is the next owner of the Mercedes F1 stable.
According to Jordan, Ineos plans to buy a 70% majority stake in the stable. Ineos’ CEO is one One of the richest people in Britain, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
The connection to buying a stable is not entirely out of the wind, as Ineos is already one of Mersu’s main sponsors.
In addition, it has other sports activities: Ineos owns the French football club OGC Nice and the cycling team Team Ineos.
– Ineos’ name is already on the side of the car, so this is an easy solution for Mercedes.
The alleged sales amount would be £ 700 million (approximately € 755 million).
Today, Mercedes owns 60% of the stable. Team manager Toto Wolffilla is in turn 30 per cent of the shares in the stable.
Motorsport.com asked Mersu for comments on Jordan ‘s claims, but the stable decided to remain silent.
Modified at 2:39 pm: Fixed in the title and story that Sir Jim Ratcliffe is one of the richest in Britain, but not officially the richest.