The buzz around McLaren. After the British car manufacturer’s denial of a possible sale to Audi and BMW, Bloomberg today reconstructs what are the possible moves of the Volkswagen premium brand. After an initial interest in acquiring McLaren as a way to enter the Formula 1 business, with McLaren finding the offer too low, Audi’s supervisory board today would be looking at other options as part of the plan to get into F1. The company may not decide until next year whether to partner with McLaren and may also pursue alternative partnerships with other houses such as Red Bull Racing or Williams.
In the meantime, today the best title of the day on the Ftse Mib was Ferrari with + 3.24% at 236.1 euros (new all-time highs), finding support precisely in the desire for M&A in the luxury car sector with rumors of interest for McLaren by Audi and BMW.