Formula 1 – Lucas Di Grassi: Ex-Driver Aiming To Buy F1
Previous Formula 1 driver Lucas Di Grassi has declared that he is intending to purchase the race series from the contemporary proprietors Liberty Media.
Chairman Chase Carey assumed control from Bernie Ecclestone in June 2017 following 40 years as CEO of the organization in the wake of picking up control of the business rights.
The Liberty Media assemble consented to purchasing controlled enthusiasm for the Formula One gathering for $4.4 billion. Be that as it may, since Liberty have assumed control over, some have scrutinized their method for running one of the greatest circuits in the realm of motorsport.
— LUCAS DI GRASSI (@LucasdiGrassi) January 27, 2019
This week, Motorsport.com’s Jonathan Noble composed that F1 race advertisers have condemned Liberty’s methodology since assuming control.
With concerns and issues heaping up for Carey and co, it has lead some enthusiasm from outside the gathering to remove F1 from Liberty’s hands.
Di Grassi has communicated his aspirations to purchase F1 subsequent to presenting a crowdfunding join on his Twitter account.
The Brazilian driver hustled in 19 Grand Prix for Virgin Racing in the 2010 title however did not score any points.
Di Grassi is presently hustling in the Formula E arrangement for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and has been doing as such since 2014.
The former F1 driver wrote the following on the crowdfunding page:
“Less than 3 years after Liberty Media acquired Formula One, the company is reportedly exploring scenarios that would decrease their stake in the international racing circuit; everything from an exit to the introduction of new equity partners in on the table.
“Liberty has failed to add races (see: Miami) and/or major sponsors, attract younger fans (fact: just 14% are < 25 years old) or drive digital revenues (.06% of total revenue in ‘18); issues that collectively indicate the C-suite is in over their heads and taking direction from the wrong places.
“Keep an eye on former owner Bernie Ecclestone, the British business magnate has the capital, know-how and can likely reclaim the asset back for a fraction of the $8 billion he sold it for.”
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