Haas F1 boss Steiner not stunned 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 means of the yr after the vitality drink firm proprietor, William Storey, claimed it had been terminated because of the crew’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 finally parted firm with Haas.

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

However an identical story performed out final week when Wealthy Power introduced on Twitter it had ended the settlement. Storey later advised 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 most recent 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 ultimately. But it surely was fairly apparent what is occurring. So was I stunned? 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 means of 2019, Haas raced with no 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 have 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 a substitute by RichOMG Restricted, the worldwide rights holder for the gross sales and distribution of the vitality drink.

“Following discussions with RichOMG Restricted earlier this week, the Wealthy Power OMG Racing crew has been assured that each one different current sponsorships which were undertaken by RichOMG Restricted additionally stay firmly intact and paid for,” a press release from the crew 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 crew this weekend, understanding the unambiguous place introduced 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 “sooner than a lot of the skilled drivers.”

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