SceneDaily.com is reporting that former Formula 1 champion and NASCAR driver Jacques Villeneuve may be interested in purchasing Red Bull Racing’s assets, his business manager has confirmed. Villeneuve is said to be considering purchasing the team with help from investors so that he could drive in the Sprint Cup Series. He may also drive for the team part time with another driver sharing seat time with him.
RBR announced in June that they would be leaving NASCAR at the end of the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Since then, there have been no announcements or leaks of who might take over the team. Back when it was announced, there was speculation that Jay Frye, the team’s current general manager, could purchase the team with help from investors. Mark Martin and Ray Evernham were also rumored to be potential owner candidates.
Martin, however, appears to be considering racing part time next season, sharing a Cup seat with Danica Patrick at Stewart Haas Racing.
RBR driver Brian Vickers has also been attempting to line up potential buyers, but nothing has materialized at this point.