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Apple Inc prepping for a Formula 1 Bid?

Apple Inc prepping for a Formula 1 Bid?

Apple, the famous American multinational technology company, has been linked with buying F1’s commercial rights.

Potential buyers of the majority stake in the sport currently owned by CVC have been the subject of speculation for some time, but it is the first time Apple, the famous Steve Jobs-founded creator of the iPhone, has been mentioned.

The rumour began to do the rounds this week after the report of well respected and experienced F1 journalist Joe Saward, but the technology media world reacted with scepticism.

‘Apple Insider’ said Saward was “unable to nail down details, or indeed procure any concrete information beyond hearsay”.

Business Insider added that “There’s no solid evidence to support these rumours at this stage”, adding that buying F1 would be “unusual” for Apple to pay billions for a company in the sporting realm.

But it is suggested that owning F1 would help its so-called ‘Apple Car’ project, whilst control of a global sport like F1 might give Apple a boost with its Apple TV service.

Publications contacted both Apple and the Formula One Group, and neither responded.

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