Formula 1’s richest driver can buy 13 Premier League clubs in one go
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The family of Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll can buy over half of the teams in the Premier League in one go if they wanted to.
Stroll, who races for Silverstone-based team Aston Martin has never finished above 11th in the drivers’ standings but he leads the way in terms of financial power.
This is because his dad, Lawrence, is the executive chairman of the Aston Martin F1 team.
Back in 2018, the 63-year-old businessman led a group of investors and purchased the Force India team for £90 million plus £15 million of their debt.
Two years later, after heading a £182 million investment, was named the executive chairman of the Aston Martin F1 team.
Stroll was appointed as a driver for the team by his father, who has a reported net worth of £3.6 billion, which Stroll could inherit in the future.
Although they are happy with their investment in F1, the Stroll family could easily invest in Premier League clubs if they wanted to.
According to Sportico, the total value of the clubs in the Premier League is currently worth £24.17 billion.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of that eye-watering sum is dominated by the traditional top-six teams.
Manchester United are the most expensive having been valued at £4.8 billion.
If the top six club’s values are taken away, plus the next most expensive club in the shape of West Ham, the 13 remaining clubs have a combined worth of £3.5 billion.
This means that Stroll and his family will have money to spare if they are to buy all 13 teams in one gigantic swoop.
Whilst United are the most expensive club in the Premier League, Bournemouth are valued the least costly at just £115 million.
Although they can afford it, it seems that the Stroll father and son duo are currently far too busy within the F1 paddock.
Aston Martin have had a brilliant start to the 2023 season, with Stroll’s teammate Fernando Alonso recording three third-place finishes in a row.
Stroll, on the other hand, has some work to do to catch Alonso after finishing sixth and fourth in Bahrain and Australia respectively, whilst his race in Saudi Arabia ended prematurely.
Stroll is currently in sixth place in the overall standings, 25 points off third-placed Alonso. F1 will return at the end of the month with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix taking place on 30 April in Baku.