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      07-29-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Looks like force India is in the verge of bankruptcy looking for a buyout. Maybe here a chance for BMW for get back in the F1 game?

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...ckets-1065551/
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Looks like force India is in the verge of bankruptcy looking for a buyout. Maybe here a chance for BMW for get back in the F1 game?

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...ckets-1065551/
Why would BMW want to get back into F1?

Seeing how much Renault and Honda is struggling at the moment, I can't see any OEM getting into F1 at the moment. Maybe in 2021, with the new rules.

Any way, speculation is rife that Lance Stroll's dad will be buying into the team as an investor, and Lance moving to FI.
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Looks like force India is in the verge of bankruptcy looking for a buyout. Maybe here a chance for BMW for get back in the F1 game?

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f...ckets-1065551/
Why would BMW want to get back into F1?

Seeing how much Renault and Honda is struggling at the moment, I can't see any OEM getting into F1 at the moment. Maybe in 2021, with the new rules.

Any way, speculation is rife that Lance Stroll's dad will be buying into the team as an investor, and Lance moving to FI.
I agree but it's just a "Fan wish"
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I agree but it's just a "Fan wish"
I agree with you, it would be good.

Who knows, maybe in the new rules era.

There is already rumours that Porsche might be back as well.
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Merc' is pretty strong at the moment in F1.. it d be pretty slippery for BMW i believe.. wish they return..
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We Indians can't do anything right.
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Let Vijay Mallya anywhere nearby and this is what you get.
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0.0 chance BMW gets back into F1.
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That would be awesome if BMW would come back to F1.
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A Lawrence Stroll led consortium buys Force India...Hooray!

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...ed-new-backers
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A Lawrence Stroll led consortium buys Force India...Hooray!

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...ed-new-backers

But need BMW back in F1
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Ocon to Haas. Perez and Stroll at force Stroll.
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Ocon to Haas. Perez and Stroll at force Stroll.
I was wondering if they are to rename the team
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I was wondering if they are to rename the team
They should. Tracing the lineage, it goes like this:

Jordan F1
Midland F1
Spyker F1
Force India F1
Stroll ???
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Ocon to Haas. Perez and Stroll at force Stroll.
Good news.

Ocon is clearly a very good driver, and I reckon Haas will be the perfect platform for him to attract attention of the big teams, most notably Merc and Ferrari.
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Force India Team Order will be to let the Williams of Stroll pass?
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its nice to have dad that can buy an F1 team for his son..
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Good news.

Ocon is clearly a very good driver, and I reckon Haas will be the perfect platform for him to attract attention of the big teams, most notably Merc and Ferrari.
Agreed about Ocon's skills ... however he's pretty much Merc's driver. The only reason why he was in consideration with Renault is because Wolff has enough incentives to dangle in front of even Renault. He was really only going to be on-loan like Sainz with Renault.

IMO ... if Stroll ends up buying Force India ... then Ocon will likely go to Williams, since Merc wants to make sure to keep Ocon in their back pockets for if/when Ham decides to retire.

Regarding Haas ... scuttlebutt is Leclerc. As much as Haas grouses about not wanting to be a Ferrari feeder team ... if Ferrari wants him there ... better believe it will happen.

Which will likely leave Grosjean going to Sauber. I also see Sainz going to McLaren - who know's what's going on with Alonso. Although McLaren has the ability to upset the mix depending on Alonso.
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