Haas F1 boss Steiner not shocked by Wealthy Power BSB saga

Wealthy Power turned the title sponsor of Haas forward of the 2019 season, just for the settlement to finish halfway by way of the 12 months after the power drink firm proprietor, William Storey, claimed it had been terminated because of the workforce’s poor outcomes.

Confusion adopted after Wealthy Power itself claimed the tweet saying the settlement had been terminated was carried out by a “rogue particular person”, however in the end parted firm with Haas.

Wealthy Power returned to racing in 2020 when it turned the title sponsor of the OMG Racing workforce in British Superbikes in what was known as a “multi-million pound deal.”

However an analogous story performed out final week when Wealthy Power introduced on Twitter it had ended the settlement. Storey later informed Superbike.com that the OMG squad had “repeatedly acted in unhealthy religion.”

Haas F1 chief Steiner was requested by Motorsport.com at Paul Ricard final week if he had been following the newest story involving Wealthy Power, to which he replied: “I learn it, as a result of I noticed it.

“It’s like, right here we go once more – that was my solely remark, right here we go once more.

“I don’t know a lot cash these guys bought, however at the least we bought one thing in the long run. But it surely was fairly apparent what is going on. So was I shocked? No.”

Requested if he had any recommendation for OMG Racing, Steiner stated: “I’ve no recommendation on that.”

James Hillier

James Hillier

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Following its cut up with Wealthy Power halfway by way of 2019, Haas raced with out a title sponsor in 2020 earlier than linking up with Russian firm Uralkali for 2021 after signing Nikita Mazepin.

However after the deal was terminated within the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and sanctions had been introduced in opposition to the Mazepin household, Haas stated it wished to keep away from dashing into any new title agreements.

OMG Racing responded to Wealthy Power and Storey’s claims by saying it has by no means been sponsored by the corporate itself, however as an alternative by RichOMG Restricted, the worldwide rights holder for the gross sales and distribution of the power drink.

“Following discussions with RichOMG Restricted earlier this week, the Wealthy Power OMG Racing workforce has been assured that every one different current sponsorships which were undertaken by RichOMG Restricted additionally stay firmly intact and paid for,” an announcement from the workforce learn.

This was adopted by a subsequent assertion from the Wealthy Power Twitter account that stated the contract had bee terminated and it was “a matter for British Superbikes how they current the workforce this weekend, understanding the unambiguous place offered within the earlier assertion.”

Forward of the French Grand Prix, Storey posted a video on Twitter of him driving a Renault F1 expertise automotive on the observe, saying he was “quicker than many of the skilled drivers.”

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