An investor group has purchased a €200m stake in Renault’s Formula One (F1) team. Here’s what you need to know about the deal.
- The investor group, called Racing United, is led by French businessman Gerard Lopez and includes several other investors from Europe and the Middle East.
- The €200m investment gives Racing United a significant minority stake in the Renault F1 team, which will be renamed Alpine F1 starting next season.
- The deal comes as Renault seeks to reposition its F1 team for success after a challenging 2022 season. The team finished fifth in the constructors’ championship, behind rivals like Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari.
- Racing United brings a wealth of experience to the partnership, with Lopez having previously owned the Lotus F1 team and led it to several race victories.
- The investment will provide Renault with additional resources to develop its F1 team and compete at the highest level. It will also help Racing United build a diversified motorsport portfolio, which includes ownership stakes in other racing teams and circuits.
- The deal is subject to approval by the FIA, the governing body for motorsports, but is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.
- As Renault looks to bounce back from a disappointing season, the investment from Racing United provides a vote of confidence in the team’s future prospects. With additional resources and expertise at its disposal, Renault will be aiming to climb up the grid and challenge for race wins and championships in the seasons to come.