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Silverstone was the final nail in Romain Grosjean’s Haas coffin with the Frenchman set to be fired in favour of signing Esteban Ocon, or so the rumour mill says.
It began with a vow to beat rival (if we can call them that) energy drink company Red Bull, and ended with accusation of collusion.
William Storey has announced his “disgust” over his ousting as Rich Energy boss with the company subsequently rebranded as Lightning Volt.
Trolled by Rich Energy after arguably their worst grand prix weekend of this season, Guenther Steiner says Williams Storey should focus on his own problems.
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.
Guenther Steiner doesn’t care who was responsible, he says his drivers’ collision at the start of the British GP was “not acceptable” and both are in trouble with the team.
Rich Energy are fast proving to be the sponsor that no one wants, and who could blame them.
Romain Grosjean believes he wasn’t to blame for the first-lap collision with team-mate Kevin Magnussen which ruined the British GP for Haas.
Whyte Bikes have threatened to “wind up” Rich Energy and “petition for the bankruptcy” of CEO William Storey over unpaid legal costs.
Romain Grosjean suffered an embarrassing crash at the start of Friday’s action at the British GP when he lost his front wing on the barriers at the pit lane exit.
The Rich Energy/Haas sponsor story has taken a rather strange twist with the CEO accusing his share holders of trying to stage a “coup” and being “cosy” with Red Bull and Whyte Bikes.
Gunther Steiner, Haas’ team principal, has confirmed that Haas will keep the branding of their title sponsor, Rich Energy, for the British Grand Prix.
Rich Energy is “currently the title partner of Haas” insists Guenther Steiner despite the energy drink company saying they had parted ways with the F1 team.
Rich Energy, Haas’ controversial title sponsor, has terminated their contract with the Formula 1 team, citing “poor performance”.
Romain Grosjean admits it has been a “long time” since Haas last had a good grand prix weekend with the team failing to find race pace.
Haas’ title sponsor Rich Energy not only have to destroy anything that bears the stag logo but they also have to reveal full details of their agreement with the F1 team.
Once again struggling for grip and pace in Austria, Romain Grosjean concedes Haas must be doing something “not quite right.”
Haas’ Kevin Magnussen has become the fourth driver to be hit with a grid penalty ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Such is their struggles with the 2019 rubber, Haas principal Guenther Steiner says he now just waits until Fridays to see how they perform.
Woefully off the pace in France and failing to score for the second race in a row, Guenther Steiner says the Paul Ricard weekend was Haas’ “worst since we started the team.”
It would not be a race weekend without a good old moan from Romain Grosjean, who had a practice day to forget on home soil.
Kevin Magnussen reckons Guenther Steiner was right to call him into line at the Canadian GP, acknowledging that his comments were “more offensive” than he meant.
Romain Grosjean believes Formula 1 can be spiced up by following MotoGP’s lead on tyre compounds and introducing an experimental tyre.
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has said drivers who want less downforce are not capable of driving fast cars.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner says no decisions or even thoughts will be taken on their 2020 driver line-up until the summer break.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner believes things “can’t get any worse” for the team this season.
Romain Grosjean reckons if F1 wants tired drivers, they need to have cars and tyres that allow them to push 100% – and that can only be done through refuelling.
Kevin Magnussen says he wasn’t criticising Haas during the Canadian Grand Prix, he was giving voice to his “huge frustrations.”
Romain Grosjean is a real life “hero” according to his wife Marion after confronting burglars who broke into their house and chasing them away.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner confirmed that Kevin Magnussen has apologised for his comments over team radio during the Canadian GP.