• Nov 25th 2008 at 5:59PM
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We wish we could understand how Dietrich Mateschitz thinks, but we just can't. After years of sponsoring F1 teams, the Red Bull chief decides to buy one outright. That wasn't enough, so he buys a second one. Then he sells half of that team to former F1 driver (and fellow Austrian) Gerhard Berger. Then he says he wants to sell it off altogether, but instead he buys it back.

And so comes the announcement today that Mateschitz has re-acquired full stake in his B-squad, Scuderia Toro Rosso, which proved itself better than the A-squad by outperforming it all year and even winning a race. For next season, STR's wunderkind Sebastian Vettel is moving up to the Red Bull Racing main squad to replace the retired David Coulthard. The announcement for Sebastien Buemi to join STR in Vettel's seat is expected soon. Unless Mateschitz decides to buy something else.

[Source: Autosport]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I am not sure it is legal for one owner to field two teams in F1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As you do when you have a few billion and don't know what to do with it...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well owning 1.5 F1 teams apparently wasnt good enough
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well Red Bull has the better drivers and STR has the better engines, so I suspect he bought STR back to put the good drivers into the better cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Theres a storm a brewin