According to Bloomberg, Racing Point owner billionaire Lawrence Stroll is reportedly close to buying a majority stake in British carmaker Aston Martin.
A Canadian mogul is expected to take a controlling stake in Aston Martin with a stake of 200, Chinese businessman Li Shufu, owner of Geely Community, is also expected to be involved in the deal.
RaceFans and AutoCar recently revealed that the Racing Point F1 Team could be renamed Aston Martin in the near future, with its owner, billionaire Lawrence Stroll, in the game to buy the luxury car maker.
Stroll, worth more than £ 2bn, led a consortium last year to take over the failed Force India F1 team, which was later renamed Racing Point and invested by Stroll. hefty financial resources.
RaceFans reports that Stroll is considering acquiring Aston Martin, taking advantage of the fall in the price of British Mark shares that have fallen from their initial 19, for £ 5 only.
Stroll is planning to wrap Racing Point in Aston Martin's British green racing green as far as he can buy a controlling stake. An alliance between Aston Martin and Stroll's Mercedes F1 F1 team would complement the road car company's technical partnership with Mercedes, which also supplies Aston Martin with its engines. Aston Martin also set up an engineering middle in Silverston last December, near the Racing Point plant.
Recent rumors have been answered by Aston Martin saying in a press release:
“Aston Martin confirms that it is exploring some options for potential investments and new strategic partners to help develop the brand. As soon as more things are known, we will release it to the public. ”
This move could have serious consequences for Red Bull, whose main sponsor is Aston Martin. Both companies were involved in the production of the enormous Valkyrie car, which is expected to 2020 attend the WEC World Championships in the year, including the race for 24 Le Mans ur.