Waris wrote: Pacific 777 wrote:
Waris wrote:The obvious solution for Renault would be: add more yellow...
Yeah, fair enough, they at least have 4 days to fix things..
Now I wonder: do teams ever plan their launches to adjust their liveries to those of other teams, or are the liveries decided looong before that?
By the way, I'd like to say that among the corporate dread of Alfa Romeo and the sheer blandness of Racing Point, I'm loving these shenanigans with Haas and Rich Energy. It has a very disorganized, shabby, late 80s-early 90s feeling to it. I'd say it has shades of Andrea Moda (and I don't just mean the livery). I think we should all celebrate it. It's... positively REJECTFUL!
The way that the founder of Rich Energy has been boasting about his company and about Haas as well, from taking pot shots at Red Bull through to comparing his critics to conspiracy theorists, does have a very strong vibe of the sort of antics that teams like Andrea Moda went though in the 1990s.
I can't help but wonder if this is going to backfire spectacularly later on in the season - particularly as it turns out that the company Whyte Bikes is pursuing legal action in the UK's Intellectual Property Enterprise Court against Rich Energy, with Whyte Bikes accusing Rich Energy of imitating their logo (the hearing is due in March, with final judgement due in May). You would have thought that Haas might have been a bit more wary about dealing with a company that is currently facing that sort of litigation, but evidently not.
It seems that it's not the only questionable deal that has been done recently though, as Red Bull are facing some awkward questions over one of their new sponsors too. They have signed a deal with a company called FuturoCoin, which is one of the many cryptocurrency companies that have sprung up over the past few years.
However, there have been quite a few questions raised over FuturoCoin, which a number of individuals have accused of running a Ponzi style scam, and it seems that the company is currently being investigated in Poland over accusations that it is defrauding its customers - allegations that, it seems, Red Bull have declined to respond to when asked about them by the Polish media.