Jul.12 (GMM) A ludicrous drama about Haas’ title sponsor is continuing to dominate the headlines ahead of the British GP.
The boss of the controversial energy drink company Rich Energy has continued his tirade after announcing that he has terminated the sponsor deal.
“A milk float at the back of the grid is a disaster for us. End of,” William Storey told the Sun newspaper.
Rich Energy issued a statement after Storey’s initial termination tweet confirming that the company in fact continues to support Haas.
“Sorry, guys,” Haas team boss Gunther Steiner said at Silverstone. “I’d like to be able to tell you more, but it’s not possible.
“I can confirm that they have their brand on the car this weekend. What happens for the rest of the year, we will find out. No more questions, please.”
The Danish newspaper BT claims that Storey is “no longer a part of either the team or the energy drink company”.
“Haas and Rich Energy are trying to find a way to continue the collaboration,” the report added.
Arguably a bigger problem for boss Steiner is the performance of the 2019 car, whose pace tends to collapse after qualifying.
Romain Grosjean’s car at Silverstone has been reverted to its Melbourne configuration in order to trace back what went wrong with subsequent developments.
“We have a great car, but when things go wrong you realise that we are the smallest team in the field,” said Kevin Magnussen.
The 2019 United States Grand Prix is only a few weeks away. U.S. race fans must take advantage of the only F1 race in the country. Guests of Grand Prix Tours are invited to our Race Preview Party on Saturday evening hosted by a race celebrity and to our post-race dinner hosted by a race commentator. Our complete travel packages will sell out, contact us for more details and for remaining availability.
The Mexican Grand Prix has new place on the calendar. The race is now on the last weekend of October just before the United States Grand Prix. The race is in jeopardy of not being on the calendar next season so we highly encourage all race fans take advantage of what could be the last Mexican GP for some time.
Join Grand Prix Tours December 1st at the awe-inspiring Yas Marina Circuit for the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This wonderfully designed circuit is one of a kind and a must see for all motorsports enthusiasts. Watching the drivers navigate the marina at Yas Island and drive under and through the Viceroy Hotel, is nothing short of incredible.