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Paul Stoddart

Knowledge Identifier: +Paul_Stoddart


Paul Stoddart

Australian millionaire airline magnate, and former owner of the Minardi Formula One racing team add

Category: Business

Born in 1955.

Countries: United Kingdom (24%), (24%), Italy (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Minardi, Formula One, Dietrich Mateschitz

Linked to: Minardi, Preston Technical School, Brabham




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Paul Stoddart was born in 1955 add something


In late 1989, Stoddart purchased both BAC 1-11 aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force, Canberra based No 34 SQN, the VIP Squadron, intending to sell the BAC 1-11 to a VIP operator or charter service in the UK/Africa add something


The first BAC1-11 was flown to England in April 1990 with the second following in 1991 add something


Stoddart returned to racing in 1996 when he purchased ten old Tyrrell F1 cars, a Minardi, a Benetton, and a Brabham for his own use add something


European Aviation sponsored Tyrrell in 1997; the same year, Stoddart entered his numerous F1 cars in an F1 Historical Championship; he established his own team, European Formula Racing, whose driver Nigel Greensall won the championship in 1997 and 1998 add something


Tyrrell had almost adopted Stoddart and European Aviation as a technical partner, and were planning a team wind tunnel at the company's headquarters, when in early 1998, British American Tobacco bought out the Tyrrell family and established its own team, British American Racing add something


Fondmetal - However, Rumi got cancer, and was forced to withdraw his backing in 2000 when the team was sold to Paul Stoddart


Minardi - In 2001, to save the team from folding, Minardi sold it to Australian businessman Paul Stoddart, who ran the team for five years before selling it on to Red Bull in 2005 who renamed it Scuderia Toro Rosso


Stoddart almost sold European Aviation at the end of 2002 and Wilux became Minardi's title sponsor add something


Jos Verstappen - He returned to the cockpit in 2003 with Paul Stoddart's European Minardi team, considered the tail enders of the grid


Will Davison - In 2004 he tested a Formula One car with fellow Aussie Will Power at Misano, Italy for the Minardi team owned by Australian Paul Stoddart


On 12 September 2005, Stoddart announced that he had sold his team to Red Bull Racing owner Dietrich Mateschitz add something


Mark Webber - Expectations were high as Webber's former team boss Paul Stoddart predicted Webber would take his first victory in 2005 while Williams technical director Sam Michael said Webber would eventually win the World Championship with Williams


Dietrich Mateschitz - In September 2005, Mateschitz joined forces with his close friend and former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, and purchased the Italian-registered Minardi team from its Australian owner Paul Stoddart


In March 2006, less than a year after selling his team to Red Bull, Stoddart announced his intentions to return the Minardi name to Formula One after lodging an entry with the &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile) for the championship season add something


In December 2006 Stoddart purchased the CTE-HVM ChampCar team which he renamed & Minardi Team USA - Giancarlo Minardi retains the rights to use the name in some formulae and markets, Stoddart in others add something


Minardi - In 2006, Paul Stoddart declared his intention to enter a new team called 'European Minardi F1 Team Ltd' into Formula One beginning in 2008


Pacific Racing - In 2006, Paul Stoddart, former owner of the & Minardi Formula 1 team, bought an interest in the team and re-christened it Minardi Team USA


Scuderia Toro Rosso - It made its racing debut in the 2006 Formula One season, after Paul Stoddart sold his remaining interest in the Minardi team at the end of 2005 to Red Bull's owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, who subsequently struck a 50/50 joint-ownership deal with former F1 driver, Gerhard Berger, before the start of the season


He later took the & Minardi brand into the Champ Car World Series after his purchase of a portion of CTE-HVM Racing which he renamed Minardi Team USA for 2007 add something


However, a month before the 2008 season, ChampCar was absorbed by the rival Indy Racing League add something


Starting from the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, Paul Stoddart is offering fans the ability to get in one of his Minardi Fx2 cars add something