F1 » Red Bull looking to offload Toro Rosso again – at half the price?

Red Bull energy drinks magnate Dietrich Mateschitz continues to insist that Scuderia Toro Rosso is not presently for sale - but paddock whispers suggest otherwise, and at half the price of previously, too...

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October 01, 2010 3:43 PM

re the virgin rumour, this just shows how rumours can not be believed. NOBODY can use the virgin chassis, as any team in f1, must be a constructor and cannot buy a chassis from an existing team. that is what scuppered prodrive.


October 01, 2010 4:09 PM

Granted Richard however HRT did not construct their 2010 chassis.

With the rules as they stand it would be commonsense
for Red Bull to dispense of Toro Roso. If the said price is correct their is plenty of incentave for a purchaser. Why J.V would want to re enter the sport is
beyond me but must serve some purpose along the line.

With regard to the Red Bull A Team were not they named as a team negotiating naming rights with an outside source.

JOHN - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 7:06 PM

Dont forget David Coulthard is on the payroll! (Or is he still? - as a consultant?) In that case he best go as RBR/TRR as gaining nothing from his presence.

enchanter - Unregistered

October 01, 2010 9:55 PM

Everything else aside, why would ANYBODY want to buy the current Virgin chassis to race in F1?!? It is bad enough this season so surely it would be way way off the pace in 2011!! With the 107% rule coming back it would never make the grid!! DeGrassi only just scraped the 107% last race , so next season they'll be well over. Plus the chassis is not going to be adaptable to kers etc etc the list goes on

Jose - Unregistered

October 02, 2010 12:47 AM

@ CommodoreS, its obvious you dont see what JV and co. is trying to do..Real simple Dude, Buy a team and return to F1..Man its been done many times before..Just how do you think Toro Rosso came into existence.

I hope JV all the best, it would be mice if by chance JV. Shuey and Kimi are on the grid next season.

Maybe Peter Windsor will be back at Speed TV conducting in pit interview with Shuey, JV and Rubin,
OH my!!!


Dean Dean

October 02, 2010 1:43 AM

JV must just want to be in F1 to make the numbers up, something he said he'd never do...surely he,and his mentor Pollack,can remember how the virtually 'limitless' Honda budget couldn't buy success yet he thinks he can on a tiny fraction of that..( in fact the year they entered,before Honda money,they ran supertec / Renault motors and had the nerve to say they'd 'win their first F1 race' ).at the end of the day the guy's desperate to race,he had his day many years ago and for that reason alone I wouldn't be spending the odd couple of quid on shares in any of his outfits....he's in cloud cuckoo land,he should stick with his music 'projects' and save everyone a bit of money.

jose - Unregistered

October 02, 2010 4:01 AM

Dean ? Dean..
Hate to inform you my man in F1 you can buy success. That happened every season. What you cant buy is talent.. Take a look at the pay drivers in the last few seasons to enter F1. Very little talent, mega bucks.

Honda did have a open check book but did not have know how to get the best designers to build a winning car. They had the talented drivers, Buttons and Jv. But the car was just a turtle, same with Sauber, all the wrong people.

Money, if you have the money you can get the best talent to design and drive you right to the WDC. First you have to have the bucks to get sucess in F1. Without it you surely will not make the grid

Simply put, F1 is about money baby,
and pure talent.

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