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  1. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Oh dear, my football team went through ownership by various oligarchs and ended up nearly out of the football league. Williams don't have that far to drop.

    https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/formul...-billionaire-eyes-williams-buyout_356563.html
     
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  3. Ruslan

    Ruslan Points Scorer

    It would be a sad end to one the greatest teams in F1.
     
  4. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    And that's going to have the same effect on the team as the day the Chapman family sold their shares in Lotus (1989) within 5 years they were gone.

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  5. Il_leone

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    It means his son will drive for the team

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    Frank would never sell out his team ... so I wonder how long Claire will hold out until the white flag is raised for this once great team
     
  6. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Who else might want to take over though, other than some other rich bloke looking to buy a team for his son to driver for?
     
  7. 220

    220 Learner

    Sometimes it works, one of the most iconic teams in V8 supercars DJR who have been around since the 1970's were in a similar situation a few years back. Sold 51% to Penske and have gone from mid pack runners to championship winners and even more dominate this season.
    I guess the big difference with what is now know as DJR/Penske is the buyer was bringing the might of their engineering and race experience to the table as well as cash.
    It can work in F1, both redbull and mercedes are evolutions of previous teams if it does happen it would be nice if williams was still in the team name.
     
  8. Ruslan

    Ruslan Points Scorer

    Yea, I see a Russian billionaire with a son who is a race car driver. There are several reasons to be concerned. This is not Roger Penske.
     
  9. Il_leone

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    Apparently Porsche were interested in buying Williams and renaming it Porsche
     
  10. Ruslan

    Ruslan Points Scorer

    Well, the Russian rumor is now claimed to not be true...so we shall if the Porsche rumor is.
     
  11. RasputinLives

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    I think Porsche are very much invested in getting their Formula E team up and running. Williams do make Formula E tech however.
     
  12. Il_leone

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    I think Williams will just soldier on until bankruptcy unless they get a manufacturer support. The new rules for 2021 might be the wildcard with Porsche interested in coming in but can Williams last long enough to be still competing ought to be the question now
     

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