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Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 15, 2019.

  1. bm91

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  2. Ryan Soucy

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    Dear Lord, please tell me Gene Haas got paid in advance. I've heard too many stories on the Dinner with Racers podcasts of benevolent sponsors bouncing checks halfway into season 1...
     
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  3. TrumpetReich

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    My thought from the start has been, "please don't take the team down with you". This scummy company was doomed from the start, I hope Haas knows what they're doing.
     
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  4. Fat-Alfie

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    Can't Rich Energy do some kind of deal with Red Bull Energy Drinks? Buy a load of Red Bull, pour it into Rich Energy cans, and pretend it's Rich Energy drink?

    It worked with their car design. Buy last year's Ferrari, paint it a different colour, and pretend it's a Haas :laugh:
     
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  5. kondor999

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    I think you mean: HOT AIR.
     
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  7. michelforest

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    Is this the latest in a somewhat forgotten F1 tradition: the "weird/shady" sponsor? Remember Jean-Pierre Van Rossem and Moneytron? :confused:

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    Or Prince Malik and Arrows? :D

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    And how can we forget the Andrea Moda team? :roflmao::roflmao:

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  8. VernWozza

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    Knew it. Called it when they announced it. Clearly a bs business. Everything about it is low quality, faked or done on a budget.
     
  9. Constantin Grimminger

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    Made in Austria, are they for real? :roflmao::roflmao:
     
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  10. GTSpeedster

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    Who is the copyright owner? Satan?
     
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  11. CDwyer

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    Why would they care?
     
  12. silhouette106

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    Would love to read/watch something that talks about all the wierd and wonderful 'schemes' that motorsport has been involved in.

    TBF I think Moda was more the team owner not being of 'honest racing morals'
     
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  13. Ruttman98

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    Like a deer in the headlights . . .

    AND, think of the implications for Codemasters F1 2019.
     
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  17. R1Joel

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    Whyte bikes.
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    This company sounded fishy from the start. I am not surprised. Hopefully Haas don't end up getting dragged down by them.
    I am actually surprised how big of a business energy drinks still are. I don't know anyone that drinks them, they all taste horrible and none of them are good for you. When I have used them in the distant past for sport they've made me perform way worse. Thirty minutes of an energy burst and then crash hard.
     
  18. johndough247

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    Well considering cigarettes and several types of alcohol fit those criteria as well, it's not surprising at all :unsure:

    Really hoping this isn't the start of another Force India type of situation...there's only so many Lawrence Stroll's in the world :whistling:
     
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  19. Ross Garland

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    Take a look at the average child/teenager on the street. They'll likely be walking along supping a big can of so-called "energy drink" despite the fact they live a sedentary lifestyle of playing computer games and watching TV. I barely ever see one drinking Coke or other regular soft drinks these days. Children, teens and young adults are by far the biggest market for this crap. Personally, I don't think they should even be allowed to be called "energy" drinks, because they are implying they are somehow beneficial when they blatantly are not. That, boys and girls, is why you never see professional athletes (or anyone who knows anything about health and fitness) drinking one.

    As for the logo, I honestly can't believe how close it is to the Whyte bikes logo. I mean, in this day and age did they really think they wouldn't be challenged on it? And if they have the money to throw away on an F1 team, how on Earth didn't they have the cash to hire a professional to come up with a unique trademark? Ludicrous.
     
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  20. Ho3n3r

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    Fictional characters can't hold copyright as far as I know.
     
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