Formula 1 2019 Season - Car Launch Dates

Formula 1 2019 Season - Car Launch Dates

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Evercross

101 posts

2 months

Thursday 7th February
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Rich Energy CEO William Storey said:
We think we’ve got a better product and brand than Red Bull and it’s fantastic to be able to compete with them on and off track.
Not a chance. Red Bull is energy drink and the best Rich can ever hope for is to be the Pepsi to Red Bull's Coca Cola and they've a long, long, long way to go before they become that.

Confidently expecting that it'll go the same way as Vijay Mallya though.

The Moose

17,162 posts

147 months

Thursday 7th February
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HustleRussell said:
Somebody must've rattled this guy's cage

Rich Energy CEO William Storey said:
“the detractors are obviously not on the same planet as you and me”.

“I think a lot of people have put two and two together and got five”

“I’ve heard these nonsense rumours, whatever, and it’s just completely risible. I just ignore it."

“Ultimately we’ve just produced 90million cans. As far as I’m concerned anyone who says it doesn’t exist it’s like saying man never walked on the moon, or Elvis is still alive. It’s just fantasy.”

"four sterling billionaires”

“Actions speak louder than words,”
“At the end of the day when the tide goes out we see who is swimming naked, don’t we?"

“Ultimately, I was very consistent from day one. Everything I’ve said has been the case."

“It’s interesting that all these so-called detractors have never met me and actually don’t know us at all."

“It’s speculation based on no information. Everyone who actually knew us and knew what was going on knew what we were about."

“All our detractors were not in possession of the facts.”

(Rich Energy has been ready to enter F1) “for some period of time”.

“This was the best deal we felt was available with any team,”

“We’re delighted with Haas as a team."

“We think we’ve got a better product and brand than Red Bull and it’s fantastic to be able to compete with them on and off track.”
rolleyes

Hyper defensive! way to professionalise your fledgling company...
It’s amazing that a company who had just produced 90 million cans of fizzy piss has a “hello world” blog post live!

The Moose

17,162 posts

147 months

Thursday 7th February
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Their drink is apparently age restricted?



And have you seen the other crap they are selling?!

ajprice

15,650 posts

134 months

Thursday 7th February
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Evercross said:
Rich Energy CEO William Storey said:
We think we’ve got a better product and brand than Red Bull and it’s fantastic to be able to compete with them on and off track.
Not a chance. Red Bull is energy drink and the best Rich can ever hope for is to be the Pepsi to Red Bull's Coca Cola and they've a long, long, long way to go before they become that.

Confidently expecting that it'll go the same way as Vijay Mallya though.
I'd say Monster was the Pepsi to Red Bull's Coca Cola, so Rich is... Panda Pops? hehe

Andy S15

230 posts

65 months

Thursday 7th February
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I'm OK with the black and gold look, actually looks pretty good. But why is the 'Peak' logo on the rear wing endplate leaning in the opposite diagonal direction than all the other logos and the rake of the car? It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable!

Eagerly awaiting any drama that come out of it though, still yet to see a single can of this stuff in any shop or in stock anywhere online.
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Killer2005

17,016 posts

166 months

Thursday 7th February
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Don't care for the drink but they've produced a good looking car at least.

Kizmiaz

133 posts

26 months

Thursday 7th February
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The woman they got to present the live unveiling was terrible. She interviewed Marcus with his back to the camera and asked the stupidest questions
'Are you going to drive the car with avengance?'
Er what?
The whole thing was unrehearsed and poorly done. Looks like she got dressed in the dark too. They parked the car on a surface that had swirls and
patterns and totally detracted from the car.
Surprised they didn't put more effort into presenting their car to the world.


Mr Red Barron

1,546 posts

146 months

Thursday 7th February
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I've just had a look at Rich Energy's website and saw this quote hehesperm

TRUE PREMIUM PERFORMANCE

Forget the wings, Rich Energy gives you horns.

Silverbullet767

10,012 posts

144 months

Thursday 7th February
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Mr Red Barron said:
I've just had a look at Rich Energy's website and saw this quote hehesperm

TRUE PREMIUM PERFORMANCE

Forget the wings, Rich Energy gives you horns.
It's not like bulls have horns or anything... hehe

Evercross

101 posts

2 months

Thursday 7th February
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Silverbullet767 said:
It's not like bulls have horns or anything... hehe
The company description page is a hoot.

Also, the cans say 'established MMX' at the bottom, yet the website blurb says they've been going for only 6 years.

confused

Ikemi

7,866 posts

143 months

Thursday 7th February
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The Moose said:
It’s amazing that a company who had just produced 90 million cans of fizzy piss has a “hello world” blog post live!
Have Rich Energy just stolen the logo used by the well-established Whyte Bikes brand?


Evercross

101 posts

2 months

Thursday 7th February
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Ikemi said:
Have Rich Energy just stolen the logo used by the well-established Whyte Bikes brand?

OMG! It is identical bar the two extra horns.

This just gets weirder by the minute. Anyone alleging that was a coincidence is lying through their teeth.

Someone needs to have a word.......

The Hypno-Toad

9,496 posts

143 months

Thursday 7th February
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I was wondering why everyone had their doubts about this company and then..

a.) Looked at his product for sale on Amazon (currently unavailable.)
b.) Saw Mr Storey at the launch
c.) That clear issue with the 'similarity' of the two logos.

Yeah..... if I was Mr Haas I'd be watching that bloke like a hawk.

Ikemi

7,866 posts

143 months

Thursday 7th February
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I just posted this on the Whyte forums - Apparently there is a court case due this March with regards to the similarity in the logos, with a decision due by the end of May. Even the Union Jack logo 'style' has been stolen from Whyte.

ajprice

15,650 posts

134 months

Thursday 7th February
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Williams on 11th Feb https://twitter.com/WilliamsRacing/status/10935430...

It's a livery launch, not the new car.

If anyone can make anything out from this, good luck...



Edited by ajprice on Thursday 7th February 16:41

ajprice

15,650 posts

134 months

Thursday 7th February
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Another Mercedes close up

rallycross

9,563 posts

175 months

Thursday 7th February
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Can’t believe Haas have fallen for this nonsense will be interesting to see how it develops and good job they don’t need the sponsorship money to keep going unlike most teams.

HustleRussell

15,686 posts

98 months

Thursday 7th February
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Mr Red Barron said:
TRUE PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Could they be any more 'generic trendy buzzword'?

I was giving this guy the benefit of the doubt before because I hate it when people jump to conclusions based on appearance alone but the more that emerges about this supposed energy drink company the more suspicious I am.

rallycross said:
Can’t believe Haas have fallen for this nonsense will be interesting to see how it develops and good job they don’t need the sponsorship money to keep going unlike most teams.
Presumably the cheque cleared and what F1 team is going to look a gift horse in the mouth but hopefully it's Rich Energy who are shouldering all of the risk here.

HustleRussell

15,686 posts

98 months

Thursday 7th February
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ajprice said:
Another Mercedes close up
Really glad Mercedes are finally funking up the boring c220CDI inspired livery

48Valves

1,258 posts

147 months

Thursday 7th February
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HustleRussell said:
ajprice said:
Another Mercedes close up
Really glad Mercedes are finally funking up the boring c220CDI inspired livery
Until the fist race. Then it will be back to normal.