M840TR wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:49 am
ScottR267 wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Has anyone heard any other sponsor rumours? Zak made reference to new sponsor partners on the car in Australia however cannot find any potential sponsors being linked
Coca Cola and OnePlus.
The OnePlus deal has already been announced, so I don't expect that will be one of the new sponsors. It's also already mentioned as partner.
It's Día de los Santos Inocentes, so take it with a grain of salt.
https://soymotor.com/noticias/fernando- ... ing-958495
The official announcement of the investment of the Asturian will be made in Birmingham in mid-January, on the occasion of the Autosport Motor Show, and will involve the arrival of Kimoa as clothing partner of the structure in several categories.
Fernando Alonso will become a shareholder of McLaren Racing, a new company that will include both the Formula 1 team and the rest of the Group's racing projects, from the GT to the Indycar, including a study of the future viability of manufacturing a car for Le Mans .
The operation, which is part of the reorganization that Zak Brown has promoted for all competition issues, should be announced in early January , on the occasion of the traditional Autosport Motor Show in Birmimgham on January 12 or 13.
The entry of Alonso into the shareholders - with an investment whose amount has not been specified - could follow the same guidelines that were followed last May when Michael Latifi, father of the pilot Nicholas Latifi, invested 200 million euros in the McLaren Group . Fernando would thus become the fourth shareholder of the group , along with Mansour Ojjeh, Michael Latifi and the sovereign Bareini fund Mumtalakat, which is the majority shareholder.
Alonso has wove a great complicity with Zak Brown these years. The marketing specialist and director of competition of McLaren, has not hesitated to offer Fernando all the opportunities that the Asturian has asked , from IndyCar to Le Mans through running with the team of Brown 24 hours of Daytona last year .
Despite the announcement of his retirement from F1 , Fernando and McLaren have already made it clear that they will maintain their collaboration. Initially, leaving aside the 500 Miles of Indianapolis, the role of Fernando seemed to fit with that of special adviser of the team and tutor of the two F1 drivers next year.
Little by little new roles are unveiled, for example the possibility of appearing in the preseason tests in Barcelona and it is not ruled out that it could return to the premier category if within a period of one or two years, maximum, the progress of McLaren in F1 are enough .
In the pack of the operation could enter the FA Racing team by Alonso, which Fernando has created for F3 , relying on the structure of Drivex -owned by Miguel Ángel de Castro and Pedro Martínez de la Rosa- that could be a luck of McLaren Junior Team and deal with the formation of young values in their initial steps.
For this and other projects, in addition, the arrival of Alonso to McLaren shareholders will result in the adoption of Kimoa as a new clothing supplier. The Asturian brand has already been a sponsor of the Woking team in Formula 1 during the 2018 season and with the greater involvement of Fernando, now also takes strength through the textile field.
The team has already tested recently with several pilots and everything indicates that David Vidales, one of our best kartists , would be on the team. Vidales has already accompanied Fernando and Pedro de la Rosa in some resistance karting races .