FIA Formula One 2019 |OT| Oil Mining vs. Energy Drinks vs. Big Tobacco, pick your poison

Moss

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Oct 27, 2017
828
Confirmed GP for 2020. (in no particular order).
  • Albert Park: Australian Grand Prix
  • Bahrain International Circuit: Bahrain Grand Prix
  • Shanghai International Circuit: Chinese Grand Prix
  • Baku City Circuit: Azerbaijan Grand Prix
  • Monaco: Monaco Grand Prix
  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: Canadian Grand Prix
  • Paul Ricard: French Grand Prix
  • Red Bull Ring: Austrian Grand Prix
  • Silverstone: British Grand Prix
  • Hungaroring: Hungarian Grand Prix
  • Spa-Francorchamps: Belgian Grand Prix
  • Monza: Italian Grand Prix
  • Singapore: Singapore Grand Prix
  • Sochi Autodrom: Russian Grand Prix
  • Suzuka: Japanese Grand Prix
  • Circuit of the Americas: United States Grand Prix
  • Interlagos: Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Yas Marina: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Hanoi: Vietnam Grand Prix
  • Zandvoort: Dutch Grand Prix
Current GP that are out of contract come end of 2019 season.
  • Circuit de Catalunya: Spanish Grand Prix
  • Hockenheim: German Grand Prix
  • Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez: Mexican Grand Prix
 

sixclix

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Nov 10, 2017
78
Haas: Makes big sponsor deal with VERY shady energy drinks company. Fans can hardly find any product.

Rich energy: releases a couple of articles stating they're the real deal

also Rich energy : we won't pay any money no more because reasons! Oh and you are not with the top teams!

Haas:


Fans:
 

BlackFyre

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Oct 27, 2017
1,730
How dumb is the Haas marketing team? Someone is going to lose their jobs for this.

You have got to vet partners, especially a shady one like this.
 

FuturusX

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Oct 28, 2017
1,926
How dumb is the Haas marketing team? Someone is going to lose their jobs for this.

You have got to vet partners, especially a shady one like this.
The vetting process should have gone a little like this.

VP of marketing Haas F1

“Hey Haas marketing team..I am both thirsty and in need of a bit more vetting of our potential new sponsorship partner. How about you head out and buy me a can of Rich Energy...what’s that? You cam’t find their amazingly successful product for sale?

Hmm we might want to hold off on the announcement...get me a coke instead.”
 

chuckddd

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Oct 25, 2017
5,242
The vetting process should have gone a little like this.

VP of marketing Haas F1

“Hey Haas marketing team..I am both thirsty and in need of a bit more vetting of our potential new sponsorship partner. How about you head out and buy me a can of Rich Energy...what’s that? You cam’t find their amazingly successful product for sale?

Hmm we might want to hold off on the announcement...get me a coke instead.”
The vetting process went like this:

VP of marketing

"This Rich Energy company seems super shady."

Gene Haas

"Did the check clear?"
 

Randdalf

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Oct 28, 2017
1,319
The vetting process went like this:

VP of marketing

"This Rich Energy company seems super shady."

Gene Haas

"Did the check clear?"
Yeah. I doubt Haas were going to have another title sponsor if Rich Energy (or rather, their bank) hadn't stumped up the cash. So it's basically bonus money for Haas that they wouldn't have otherwise gotten.
 

Waveset

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Oct 30, 2017
235
Mental, from beginning to end. The drama and excitement that’s been missing from the racing has been made up in silly season antics since the end of 2018 season.
 

BigAl1992

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Oct 26, 2017
531
Man, that entire Rich Energy story was a roller coaster from beginning to end in flat out "WTF?"-ness. The amount of shady money that must be flowing in that shell company must've not been worth the heat it was attracting from observers everywhere. I can't wait for the exposé that'll come out from this in the future about how Haas ran with this idea. It's going to make for gripping reading.
 

bmdubya

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Nov 1, 2017
1,833
Colorado
The livery is boring, but I hope they keep the color scheme. I like the black and gold, I just think they could do something different with it to make it more exciting.

Also, BYE Rich Energy. You won’t be missed.
 
Oct 27, 2017
350
I wonder what the Haas cars and team will look like tomorrow?

I guess they will keep the logos to not risk breaching any kind of contract while they look at the legal stuff?