INEOS has become part of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team.
INEOS has become part of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team.

Chemical company INEOS has become part of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team as a one third equal shareholder alongside Daimler and Austrian investor Toto Wolff.

The INEOS one-third stake in the team will be in addition to its existing role as principal partner, the company said. Daimler will reduce its current 60% shareholding and Toto Wolff increase his current 30%, in order to create three equal partners in the company.

‘Big challenges are a core part of our mindset at INEOS and our involvement across a number of different sports demonstrates that we always aim for the very best,’ said Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of INEOS. ‘This is a unique opportunity to make a financial investment in a team at the very top of its game, but which still has rich potential to grow in the future.’

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