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Author Topic: Rich Energy to take over Force India??  (Read 1310 times)

Offline monty

Rich Energy to take over Force India??
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:37:31 AM »
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  • I just read that the British Energy drinks company is in talks to take over Force India. They definitely have more money than the current Force India share holders and I guess Vijay Mallya needs to concentrate on keeping out of Indian jails.



    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 03:04:48 PM »
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  • I'm surprised that Red Bull has gone this long without their competition trying out team ownership themselves, or at least providing title sponsorship.

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 06:55:15 PM »
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  • They could go full circle with the team & bring back Vodka V10.  ;)
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 04:00:52 PM »
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  • ...and then get their driveway concreted in again because EJ still has the trademark on that (I don't think it expires for another 3 years :D)
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 09:00:46 PM »
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  • .....and nobody would drink Vodka V6 Turbo Hybrid. 
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Robem64

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 07:23:59 AM »
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  • Force India are denying this story.....which means it will probably happen!

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/134494/force-india-insists-it-isnt-considering-sale
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 03:55:48 PM »
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  • The question being whether Rich Energy is Rich enough, presumably?
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 04:54:50 PM »
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  • The question being whether Rich Energy is Rich enough, presumably?

    Red Bull bought Jaguar from Ford for $1us.  I presume Mallya wants more from selling FIF1.

    Offline Robem64

    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 03:40:17 PM »
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  • Red Bull bought Jaguar from Ford for $1us.  I presume Mallya wants more from selling FIF1.

    $1 plus taking over the debts. Which in Force India's case are not small.

    Also, I'm not taking The Express on its own as proof (and I can't see any other source), given that the UK tabloids have gone on a "let's sling as much mud on F1 as possible" mood this week.
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 05:51:13 PM »
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  • The question is, will Force India also change their "paint job" before the green light in Melbourne? (as they did last year from the silver,bronze,black ... to Force Pink!!!).

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Luke

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 07:44:50 PM »
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  • Force India's paint job is defined mostly by their main sponsor now (BWT) so I guess it will stay pink regardless of the owner until a new sponsor comes on board! 

    I have read a lot saying that this Rich Energy don't have enough money to run a team.  It would be sad to see such a well run team in the wrong hands after VJ Mallya (who is obviously not a Saint either!)
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Calman

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 09:01:02 PM »
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  • Indeed, good news on the Paint Job .. and disappointing news of VM (I used to think he was a funky, likeable guy) ... but once again, another F1 TP who has dirty linen in the cupboard!!

    Never mind Force India, hopefully this will soon be water under the bridge!  :-[

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 04:15:35 PM »
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  • Calman, someone will eventually line up capable of the job.

    *whispers* Someone had better eventually line up capable of the job...

    (By the way, I like your signature!)
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline Luke

    Re: Rich Energy to take over Force India??
    « Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 09:18:21 PM »
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  • Although pretty much the most direct 'rivals' to Williams, I respect all the independent teams so think Force India really do deserve good new owners should they be sold.  They are very shrewd operators and I think all teams could learn a thing or two from them. 

    Damn them for beating Williams though  >:D
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.