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    Reports: Lawrence Stroll to buy Force India

    Not completely clear yet. Various reporting says a stake, a majority stake or the whole team. Here's one sample:

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/lawren...-india-report/

    don't really know what to make of this. Good to have more money coming in to the sport, and Lawrence is a lifelong motorsports fan, which can't be a bad thing.

    I wonder who Force Canada's number one driver will be next season?

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    Joe Saward has a different take:

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/joesaward/id/00275

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    Hasn't everybody and his grand-mum been rumoured to buy Force India (BWT, Rich Energy, even Mercedes)?

    For Williams, it would be a huge blow to lose both Stroll's money and Martini sponsorship for next year in addition to a significant portion of the FIA premiums (as they look increasingly likely to finish last in the constructor's this season).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm99 View Post
    Hasn't everybody and his grand-mum been rumoured to buy Force India (BWT, Rich Energy, even Mercedes)?
    Pretty much.

    For Williams, it would be a huge blow to lose both Stroll's money and Martini sponsorship for next year in addition to a significant portion of the FIA premiums (as they look increasingly likely to finish last in the constructor's this season).
    Yes, going to be rough times for Williams next season. The reason that I give this story more credence than the others is that I think that Stroll will be headed to FI in any case; with Ocon apparently going to Renault, and FI needing money, it doesn't seem like it would be hard for Lawrence to get a deal done. Given Lawrence's ready availability of serious money, I could well see him at least demanding a stake in the team (as well as a seat for his boy) in exchange for keeping them liquid.

    As for Williams, I guess they're going to be looking for a new driver with deep pockets. Marcus Ericsson has no contract for next season AFAIK, and Ferrari may be looking for a seat for one of their junior drivers at Sauber. Maybe that will be the next shuffle?

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    Larry needs to stop living vicariously through his son!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post
    Larry needs to stop living vicariously through his son!
    His son has no chance with the car he has . It's impossible .
    We have yet to see if he can drive a car with any potential .

    Saward is saying that the FI team will be in court on Wednesday this week , so maybe we'll see a very well run pink team get a new stream of cash , and get a real look at how well the lad can do in a car that can reach Q3 .

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    Reports suggest some cash coming from somewhere:

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...lties-1064768/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    His son has no chance with the car he has . It's impossible .
    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    We have yet to see if he can drive a car with any potential .

    Saward is saying that the FI team will be in court on Wednesday this week , so maybe we'll see a very well run pink team get a new stream of cash , and get a real look at how well the lad can do in a car that can reach Q3 .
    Just joking dawg

    Like why does Jacques think The Boss is christ almighty?
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    It sounds as though Larry is paying the salaries to keep things afloat , and son Lance may be in pink come Spa .
    That could have Ocon in yellow , and Sainz in orange .

    If it happens , it may open a rainbow full of moves .

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    I don't quite understand why Renault seem ti want to get rid of Sainz after having been very keen last year to acquire him from Toro Rosso, especially as I think he has done a good job this season. I'm not sure Ocon would be doing much better.

    If Stroll does leave Williams, it would most likely lead to a Kubica comeback, though with that car, he might not be doing his aspirations a lot of good.
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