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Scandal: The Formula 1 characters involved in the Pandora Papers

In the last hours world politics was convulsed by the appearance of the 'Pandora Papers'. After two years of investigation, several documents


In the last hours world politics was convulsed by the appearance of the ‘Pandora Papers. After two years of investigation, several documents came out that confirm that several businessmen, politicians and companies have tax havens around the world. This caused a great scandal in politics, but the presence of some figures of the Formula 1.

It is estimated that 12 million documents are leaked in the last hours, which have the names of more than 100 millionaires, 30 leading political leaders and 300 public officials. According to these documents, these characters have ‘Offshore’ accounts in various tax havens. Formula 1 was not excluded from these documents, and the scandal began.

The first name found in these leaks is that of Lawrence Stroll. The Canadian is the main investor of the team Aston martin and father of the British team driver, Lance Stroll. According to these papers, the Canadian appears as the main shareholder of Superwit Profit Limited, which according to Stroll’s lawyers is a ‘small business’.

Stroll isn’t the only Canadian to appear on the Pandora Papers. In addition, he is not the only character belonging to the Formula 1 paddock. In the leaks, the figure of Jacques villeneuve, world champion of the category in 1997. It was confirmed that the former driver of Williams he used his money for this action.

According to the SoyMotor.com medium, the former world champion used tax havens established in a ‘zero tax’ framework from the beginning of his career. This was used to deposit your driver salary and your top sponsors. The Pandora Papers represent a very serious scandal in the world economy, and it is expected that it will continue to bring consequences.