Warren Buffet could become a key player in Liberty Media's takeover of Formula One.
The American Billionaire, the third richest man in the world according to Forbes, is reported to own a stake in Liberty Media - F1's new owners.
Buffet;s holding company Berkshire Hathaway wholly owns GIECO, BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, and Fruit of the Loom, plus an 8% stake in Liberty Media according to Pitpass.
Berkshire Hathaway is Liberty Media's only external shareholder and crucially holds 4.6% of the company's voting rights.
Liberty Media Chairman John Malone holds 47.6% of the company's voting power, with his and his co-director's voting power combining to make 49.4%, making Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Liberty Media crucial.
Liberty are aiming to complete a full takeover of Formula One by June 30 2017.
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