It doesn’t surprise me that an Arab investor(s) is interested in an F1 team… Look at Football teams in Europe, most notably in England.
The one problem I have is if an Arab consortium does end up owning a team, will they know what to do with it? Managing a team is not a walk in the park, and in F1 you sure can’t just flaunt your money around. There is a limit for spending on the car itself, but the advantage might be in attracting good drivers and that will only happen if the team proves to be competative.
I don’t agree with US_Peter and others that say that Torro Rosso is just a testing ground for Red Bull Racing, because if that was true then they will try to make the cars identical. Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t both teams right now using different engines? Red Bull is with Renault and Torro Rosso is with Ferrari, at least that’s what it was in 2010. I personally think that Red Bull as a company wanted to invest in two teams so that it can get more chances of winning. But since Torro Rosso has been a flop since the get go and Red Bull is looking like the team of the future, it would make sense to let go of one and concentrate on the other.