zibby43 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:08 amMotorsport.com scuttled Jordan’s claims today.
Ineos may buy some shares, but they’re not going for majority ownership.
Merc makes billions in advertising/business goodwill from their F1 involvement.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ineo ... n/4874139/
Such a dramatic exit for Mercedes is understood to be unlikely however, with the German car manufacturer having been clear in recent months that it is fully committed to remaining in F1 as a works team for many years to come.
However, what cannot be ruled out is Ineos ramping up its involvement in the outfit by buying a shareholding on the back of it becoming a major sponsor and technical partner earlier this year.
After reading that article, in particular -
Ownership of the Brackley team in part or in full by INEOS would make for an interesting dynamic regarding Lewis Hamilton.
The petrochemical company isn't exactly perceived in the UK as a leading environment advocate, having been embroiled recently in compliance issues with EU pollution rules.
Given Hamilton's environmental activism, it's hard to imagine the F1 star remaining with the Mercedes team if INEOS did indeed take over the Black Arrow squad.
I was wondering if it is worth starting a new thread on it?
Edit, I did