Toto bought a "huge" stake? I thought it was 5% which got diluted down to 0.95%...Manoah2u wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:51 amLet's face it, RP mentioned they are going a 'new direction' and Perez doesn't fit. Then Vettel got announced. Toto has bought a huge stake in RP/AMR. He is friends with Stroll Sr. Toto is concidering his future, and there's substancial plausibility that he is not just able but motivated to go to Aston Martin. He's been in contineous contact with Vettel the moment he was 'released' from Ferrari. Otmar mentioned Vettel never was 'in' and they're happy with Sergio, just moments before that announcement of taking a different 'route'.
I would read that as Otmar being part of something to 'change'.
Otmar is "American," Williams is now 'American' if you may. Otmar is THE guy to lift Williams from it's current slump.
There's a lot to say for that, but in the end, it can be nothing at all either.
Toto has repeatedly said his future is with Mercedes, just he needed to decide whether that was on F1 and in exactly what role. He is highly unlikely to suddenly give up all his responsibilities at Merc and move to a midfield team. Why would he want to?
RP/AM are unlikely to become regular frontrunner any time soon. Even with the new regs and financial structure.
Did Toto sell his shares in Williams as part of the sale?