Rich Energy are fast proving to be the sponsor that no one wants, and who could blame them.
In the build-up to the British Grand Prix, Rich Energy announced on Twitter that they had ended their sponsorship of the Haas F1 team. They cited “poor performance” and F1’s “PR” world.
To which Rich Energy said…
@HaasF1Team love @rich_energy so much (we don't blame them as #betterthanredbull ) they have kept our brand livery on the car even after we sacked them for poor performance! #RichEnergy #F1 #BritishGP2019 #business #worldclass #onyerbike #nobull pic.twitter.com/dN2RdMMitX
— Rich Energy (@rich_energy) July 13, 2019
The mockery continued on Sunday as Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen took each other out of the grand prix.
Battling for position on the opening lap, the two touched and both were forced into the pits having suffered punctures.
Haas update: OH GOD THEY'RE CRASHING INTO EACH OTHER NOW HOW CAN THIS GET ANY WORSE pic.twitter.com/6Ejk7F41ok
— iGP Manager (@iGPManager) July 14, 2019
Rich Energy were quickly on it…
— Rich Energy (@rich_energy) July 14, 2019
Magnussen retired a few laps later, reporting something loose, while Grosjean parked his car due to a loss of downforce.