Toro Rosso not being sold – Mateschitz

Mon, 21 January 2008, 12:53

Dietrich Mateschitz has once again denied claims that Toro Rosso is on the verge of being sold.

The Austrian billionaire owns Red Bull Racing and he also took over Minardi at the end of 2005, re-branding it Scuderia Toro Rosso before countryman Gerhard Berger bought a 50 per cent share.

It is almost constantly rumoured that STR is openly for sale, following links with the German race carmaker HWA and even Michael Schumacher and his manager Willi Weber.

Even Bernie Ecclestone has joined the sale speculation, commenting last year that he cannot understand why Red Bull has “two teams. They should concentrate on one”, he added.

But Mateschitz told the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung: “In formula one you can never say never, but at the moment this is not news.”

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