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Lance Stroll's dad buys Force India team

Time of article published Aug 8, 2018

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Silverstone - The Force India Formula One team is set to come out of administration, after announcing on Tuesday a takeover by a consortium of investors led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll.

The Indian outfit, based in Silverstone, England, was placed into administration last month, but said its future had been secured by the consortium.

Stroll is the father of Williams F1 driver Lance.

The team did not disclose the financial details of the agreement, but did say that it would secure the 405 jobs at the company.

"This agreement secures the future of the Force India team in Formula One and will allow our drivers to compete with confidence," read a statement.

Founded and co-owned by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, the team was put into administration in the UK on July 27.

Frenchman Esteban Ocon and Mexico's Sergio Perez are currently the Force India drivers, although the arrival of Lawrence Stroll could open the door for a move from struggling Williams for his son.

Force India is sixth in this year's constructors' standings with 59 points, while Williams are down in 10th with just four points.

Agence France-Presse

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