Rich Energy drop Haas. No.... Really. Seriously........

Rich Energy drop Haas. No.... Really. Seriously........

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JonChalk

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2,027 posts

54 months

Wednesday 10th July
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carl_w said:
I thought they'd already taken the stolen Whyte logo off everything? Still got the black and gold and RICH ENERGY wording though.
You're right, thanks - I've just edited my earlier post - I'd forgotten Haas already did this.

The RE name's still everywhere though.

ajprice

16,337 posts

140 months

Wednesday 10th July
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JonChalk said:
As several people on Twitter have pointed out, st Energy could not have timed it worse to seriously screw up Haas's weekend.

They won't have time to do an effective rebrand job; uniforms, hospitality, motorhomes, merchandise, all still with the stolen Whyte logo all over them.
For the last few races they've just had the Rich Energy text, without the head logo, because of reasons probably made up by RE stting themselves and winging it.


JonChalk

Original Poster:

2,027 posts

54 months

Wednesday 10th July
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ajprice said:
JonChalk said:
my boo-boo
For the last few races they've just had the Rich Energy text, without the head logo, because of reasons probably made up by RE stting themselves and winging it.
Thanks, as above, I'd forgotten that.

Graveworm

2,301 posts

15 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Follow their example .. I am withdrawing my sponsorship for my goddaughter's Ride London bike ride. I aim to beat team Sky but she was passed by a deliveroo rider. wink

rallycross

10,177 posts

181 months

Wednesday 10th July
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TheDeuce said:
Scumbags!



Rich Energy are one amazingly fked up enterprise.

o.
Not really an enterprise - just a Chancer, a beardy weirdo or a con man - at least one of those things (maybe all 3 - I hope we get the inside story on Story soon). I've no doubt he will carry and have a great laugh at the mess they have caused. Very strange thing to do.

Hopefully wont affect the team's performance too much as they are/were already self funding (or they can be if needs be) but this will be a bit embarrassing for them (ie who signed this off?)

Usget

4,966 posts

155 months

Wednesday 10th July
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I would be so surprised if this is not a case of Haas actually dropping Rich Energy... I await the rebuttal from Haas with great glee.

ajprice

16,337 posts

140 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Tesco Blue Spark Haas F1 ? wink


Arklight

812 posts

133 months

Wednesday 10th July
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One thing that i have always imagined, what with the lack of availability of the product and people saying it was basically Red Bull.

Is a little chap sat in a shed pouring cans of Red Bull into Rich Cans then adding a spoon of sugar.

fortunately for Haas money isnt an issue so this shouldn't affect them too much.

I need to find a new hobby now, trolling Rich & Storey Boy on Twitter was far too much fun.

EDLT

15,185 posts

150 months

Wednesday 10th July
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ajprice said:
Tesco Blue Spark Haas F1 ? wink

Well they used to sponsor a BTCC car and had a Jason Plato flavour sandwich, maybe they want to go bigger.

HustleRussell

16,712 posts

104 months

Wednesday 10th July
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I’m glad to see the back of this shower and I wish them every failure.

Water off a duck’s back to HAAS who I expect won’t be distracted by this in the least.

DanielSan

14,289 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Arklight said:
One thing that i have always imagined, what with the lack of availability of the product and people saying it was basically Red Bull.

Is a little chap sat in a shed pouring cans of Red Bull into Rich Cans then adding a spoon of sugar.

fortunately for Haas money isnt an issue so this shouldn't affect them too much.

I need to find a new hobby now, trolling Rich & Storey Boy on Twitter was far too much fun.
Ingredients are identical to Red Bull but with aritifcusl sweetener rather than sugar as a tax dodge. Just leaves you with a dry mouth after, see the other thread for my review. Fortunately I had beer to wash the horrible taste away, and vodka.

zsdom

110 posts

64 months

Wednesday 10th July
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I'm sure I read in the previous thread HAAS had a guarantee with REs bank that they'd be paid whatever happens, I doubt HAAS would just let them walk away without a significant chunk of money being paid to them, HAAS could be laughing all the way to the bank if they find another sponsor soon.

Plot twist theory though, what if HAAS realised pooh was getting real and pulled the plug now REs tweets are just a temper tantrum

Jonnny

28,839 posts

133 months

Wednesday 10th July
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HAAS should have left the Whyte logo on for Silverstone, and covered up the Rich Energy name, with Whyte Bikes.. Just as a fingers up at RE.

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Wednesday 10th July
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zsdom said:
Plot twist theory though, what if HAAS realised pooh was getting real and pulled the plug now REs tweets are just a temper tantrum
With the enitre internet shouting "See! We told you they were tts!" it's difficult to see how Haas can come out of this smelling of roses. Gullible, at best.

Do they need title sponsor money? Possibly not, but this isn't going to make it easier for them to find a title sponsor in future.

Doink

1,297 posts

91 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Just being reported that it may have in fact been the twitter account being hacked and the owners locked out, the plot thickens

HustleRussell

16,712 posts

104 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Doink said:
Just being reported that it may have in fact been the twitter account being hacked and the owners locked out, the plot thickens
RE have proven to be such a bunch of s that nobody is going to believe that explanation.

fomb

1,321 posts

155 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Doink said:
Just being reported that it may have in fact been the twitter account being hacked and the owners locked out, the plot thickens
I find it weird that this isn't really covered in the F1 media

thegreenhell

6,029 posts

163 months

Wednesday 10th July
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fomb said:
Doink said:
Just being reported that it may have in fact been the twitter account being hacked and the owners locked out, the plot thickens
I find it weird that this isn't really covered in the F1 media
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144704/rich-ener...

TheDeuce

2,571 posts

10 months

Wednesday 10th July
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thegreenhell said:
fomb said:
Doink said:
Just being reported that it may have in fact been the twitter account being hacked and the owners locked out, the plot thickens
I find it weird that this isn't really covered in the F1 media
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144704/rich-ener...
Just a story based on the same tweet..

Let's see what tomorrow brings once all parties lawyers have got their heads around this tweet.

If it turns out is was the result of a hacked account, it would hardly be shocking. No less amateur than anything else beardy has spannered up.

silentbrown

4,934 posts

60 months

Wednesday 10th July
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TheDeuce said:
Just a story based on the same tweet..
However, if it was a hacked tweet I'd expect Haas to have more to say than this...

Autosport said:
A Haas spokesman declined to comment when asked to confirm whether the team's title sponsor has attempted to pull out of its deal.