F1 »

Mateschitz downplays Toro Rosso sale rumours

Dietrich Mateschitz plays down talk that Red Bull is keen to sell Toro Rosso
Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has denied talk that he is looking to sell off the Toro Rosso team.

The team has been something of a Red Bull 'B' team since being purchased from Paul Stoddart and re-branded from Minardi, with a number of Red Bull junior drivers having been given the chance to move into F1 as a result – such as current race driver Jaime Alguersuari and HRT's Daniel Ricciardo, who was given his opportunity in a race seat on the back of strong performances in Friday practice.

Current F1 champion Sebastian Vettel also had his big break with the team having been given a race drive after a one-off outing for BMW Sauber, with the German taking Toro Rosso's one and only win so far in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.


There has been talk that Red Bull could now be looking to sell the team on but speaking to the Independent Mateschitz said there were no plans to look for a buyer.

"No," he said, "[Toro Rosso is not for sale] although partnerships would not be ruled out, as long as the partner is the right one."

Mateshitz added that Red Bull's investment in F1 is only a fraction of its marketing spend on an annual basis and insisted that a title sponsor for the main F1 team was unlikely 'given the strength of the Red Bull brand'.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
24.06.2011- Friday Practice 2, Dietrich Mateschitz (AUT), Owner of Red Bull (Red Bull Racing)
21.09.2014 - Race, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, 3rd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 leads Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 and Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 race winner, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 and 3rd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 race winner, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 and 3rd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 race winner and 2nd position Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.