Force India F1 was at the top of the midfield last year, but there was a problem behind the scenes. Team owner Vijay Mallya has been in legal hot water, surrendering his passport and fighting attempts to extradite him back to India to face money laundering charges.
The team has essentially been for sale for the last few seasons, and now it seems that a buyer may have been found in energy drink company Rich Energy. The company is that will purchase Force India for $276 million (£200 million).
If you've never heard of Rich Energy, that's likely because it was founded in 2015 and is available in 23 countries. As the quickly growing brand looks to expand, it could gain awareness through owning an F1 team. In a way, it's following the Red Bull model, though that company was far better established when it bought Jaguar Racing (and Minardi) and has been a presence in action sports for ages.
Still, an investment like this could be huge for Force India, which has been punching above its weight for the last few seasons. An announcement of the purchase could be made soon, some reports say as early as this week.