Pit Chat: All aboard the Rich Energy milk float

Date published: July 16 2019

Pit Chat: All aboard the Rich Energy milk float.

Rich Energy introduced us to William Storey’s milk float; Lewis Hamilton botched a crowd surf and Kimi Raikkonen literally took his C38 for a ride.

The Austrian Grand Prix arguably brought the 2019 season to life, and few expected the action to hot up even further at Silverstone – but it did.

Hamilton took the win, if not slightly fortuitous to do so, to secure a record sixth victory at his home circuit, while Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc picked up where they left off in Spielberg.

But first…

How not to do it…

It has been a difficult 2019 to say the least for Haas. Romain Grosjean was sent back to his Australia spec as the team tried to figure out what was going wrong for them. The problem was he couldn’t even negotiate the pit exit.

Things could only get better from here right? Well, we needed only one lap of the race to give us that answer.

An early retirement for both drivers in what was meant to be a valuable Sunday of data collecting.

With not even a Marcus Ericsson in sight, Grosjean had to think of a new approach to getting himself of the hook.

Principal Guenther Steiner was in no mood for pleasantries: “The best that our drivers could bring to the battle was a shovel – to dig the hole we’re in even deeper.”

Nobody quite knows what is going on with Haas and their title sponsor Rich Energy, or former title sponsor it now seems judging by this…

At this point Rich Energy are becoming a danger to Twitter – they’re a bit like a car crash, sorry Haas, you try not to watch but you just have to – please keep going.

But, they did take a moment to try and inform us why their relationship with the American outfit had turned so sour.

The charismatic shall we say, ‘leader’ of Rich Energy William Storey sports rather impressive facial hair, and it was this subject and pubes which caused the driver press conference to break down.

Lando beaches it…

The Brit certainly adhered himself to his home supporters at Silverstone, but not so much to McLaren after beaching the $250,000 720S in the gravel at Maggots and Becketts.

Maybe Johnny Herbert should have been behind the wheel?

The Honey Badger strikes…

Norris turned his attention back to racing, and though McLaren team-mate Carlos Sainz tried to do the same, Danny Ric had other ideas.

Still, the Spaniard got the last laugh in the race, keeping his rival at bay to record a P6 finish.

Kimi corner…

The weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts for ‘The Iceman’ after his Power Unit gave up in Free Practice 1.

The C38 needed quite the push to remove it from the circuit, but that’s what marshals are for right Kimi? You just put your feet up.

Last word…

We will leave you with race winner Lewis Hamilton as he celebrated that sixth victory at Silverstone.

A crowd surf was what he had in mind, but as our camera showed, it didn’t quite go to plan.

Next up, Hockenheim…

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