F1 2019 stuff not worthy of it's own thread

Current Formula One related news, information and discussion.
Post Reply
User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27834
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Re: F1 2019 stuff not worthy of it's own thread

Post by kals » 2 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

So you’re suggesting that Ferrari will use their veto on themselves? Interesting tactic

User avatar
John
Supreme Member
Supreme Member
Posts: 5471
Joined: 3 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Car(s) Currently Owned: Volvo V60 -17, Toyota iQ -09
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 1 month ago

#1 on the list of "Headlines I didn't expect":

https://www.espn.in/f1/story/_/id/27145 ... imir-putin

Ecclestone: I'd take a bullet for Vladimir Putin.
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

This space available for rent. Inquire within.

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27834
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 1 month ago


User avatar
John
Supreme Member
Supreme Member
Posts: 5471
Joined: 3 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Car(s) Currently Owned: Volvo V60 -17, Toyota iQ -09
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 1 month ago

First of all, that tweet is so epic I thought it was a parody account first. Secondly, one less shady company in F1 anyway. I hope they go bankrupt over the Whyte bikes lawsuit.
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

This space available for rent. Inquire within.

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27834
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 1 month ago

John wrote:
1 month ago
First of all, that tweet is so epic I thought it was a parody account first.
Same here.

User avatar
Cheeveer
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 11424
Joined: 13 years ago
Location: 24 hours from Le Mans

Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

I lol'd. A shitstorm is brewing. Awesome.
***Some say you should live each day like it was your last... but who wants to live each day in wild panic and extreme death anxiety?

The universe, look at the hugeness of it... it is a dizzying thought that little ol' me is the centre of it all!***

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27834
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 1 month ago

Cheeveer wrote:
1 month ago
I lol'd. Another shitstorm is brewing. Awesome.
Corrected.

Part of me wonders if this will end in a court case, another part wonders if Haas allowed them out (of their contract, because of no money) and this is the story they were permitted to use.

User avatar
John
Supreme Member
Supreme Member
Posts: 5471
Joined: 3 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Car(s) Currently Owned: Volvo V60 -17, Toyota iQ -09
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 1 month ago

kals wrote:
1 month ago
Cheeveer wrote:
1 month ago
I lol'd. Another shitstorm is brewing. Awesome.
Corrected.

Part of me wonders if this will end in a court case, another part wonders if Haas allowed them out (of their contract, because of no money) and this is the story they were permitted to use.
I don't know if Haas would approve that wording, unless he's seriously contemplating leaving F1. But I don't think that. It feels more of a case of Rich throwing their toys out of pram and crying out to anyone willing to listen. Haas won't fold, they're rich enough, but it'll be interesting to see how their cars will look this weekend and moving forward as well. CNC-logos again?
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

This space available for rent. Inquire within.

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27834
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 1 month ago

The latter comment is highly unlikely, just a theory I was contemplating. We haven't heard from Haas yet so we'll see what happens this weekend. Maybe they can have some 'Poor Energy' decals made up?

User avatar
theracer120
Staff
Staff
Posts: 4910
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Simon
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Post by theracer120 » 1 month ago

John wrote:
1 month ago
First of all, that tweet is so epic I thought it was a parody account first. Secondly, one less shady company in F1 anyway. I hope they go bankrupt over the Whyte bikes lawsuit.
They deserve to go bankrupt regardless.

User avatar
MonteCristo
FMB Representative
FMB Representative
Posts: 3949
Joined: 3 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by MonteCristo » 1 month ago

Was Rich Energy owned by the guy who wanted to buy/start a team as well?
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever!

Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion

User avatar
theracer120
Staff
Staff
Posts: 4910
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Simon
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Post by theracer120 » 1 month ago

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/rich ... l/4492346/
Rich Energy's shareholders are understood to be attempting to save the company's relationship with the Haas Formula 1 team after the company tweeted on Wednesday that the sponsorship deal had been terminated.

Sources have told Motorsport.com that the tweet was either written by or authorised by CEO William Storey without the knowledge of Rich's investors after an apparent difference of opinion.

One source told Motorsport.com: "The deal is not terminated and William has no authority to do so. The investors are trying to clear up the PR mess, but it's business as usual."
This just gets better and better.

User avatar
XcraigX
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 787
Joined: 3 years ago
Real Name: Craig
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1
Favourite Racing Car: 1976 Tyrrell 6-wheeler
Favourite Driver: Mario Andretti
Favourite Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps
Car(s) Currently Owned: 2014 BMW 328d

Post by XcraigX » 1 month ago

theracer120 wrote:
1 month ago
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/rich ... l/4492346/
Rich Energy's shareholders are understood to be attempting to save the company's relationship with the Haas Formula 1 team after the company tweeted on Wednesday that the sponsorship deal had been terminated.

Sources have told Motorsport.com that the tweet was either written by or authorised by CEO William Storey without the knowledge of Rich's investors after an apparent difference of opinion.

One source told Motorsport.com: "The deal is not terminated and William has no authority to do so. The investors are trying to clear up the PR mess, but it's business as usual."
This just gets better and better.
Yes it does!

Image

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27834
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 1 month ago

The board probably realises they will be in some (more) legal trouble if they allow Storey to attempt to execute the termination. So therefore they are trying to back peddle and find a way not to get sued (again).

User avatar
erwin greven
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 14954
Joined: 14 years ago
Real Name: Erwin Greven
Favourite Motorsport: Endurance Racing
Favourite Racing Car: Lancia Delta 038 S4 Group B
Favourite Driver: Ronnie Peterson
Favourite Circuit: Nuerburgring Nordschleife
Car(s) Currently Owned: Renault Clio 1.2 2003
Location: Stadskanaal, Groningen
Contact:

Post by erwin greven » 1 month ago


Definitely a fake account, but i love the comment.
Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
DJ at www.metalmessiahradio.com *** Every Tuesday 1pm - 4pm EST.

User avatar
John
Supreme Member
Supreme Member
Posts: 5471
Joined: 3 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Car(s) Currently Owned: Volvo V60 -17, Toyota iQ -09
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 1 month ago

Oh man I hope Haas sues Rich Energy so hard they'll never see the light of day again.
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

This space available for rent. Inquire within.

Post Reply