Rich Energy: 'Regrettable' that Haas got caught up in shareholder 'crossfire'

  • Published on 10 Sep 2019 09:27
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Rich Energy CEO William Storey says it is regrettable that the Haas F1 team was involved in a dispute between the shareholders of the energy drink company this season.

Haas announced on Monday that it would part ways with Rich Energy with immediate effect, following months of speculation.

Rich Energy has been involved in a number of controversies this year, including a legal battle with bicycle company Whyte Bikes, who successfully claimed Rich Energy had used its logo.

In July, Storey left his role as Rich Energy CEO before documents showed that he had resumed his role two weeks ago as a majority shareholder.

"I would like to thank the Haas F1 team for great efforts in our partnership," read a post on social media.

"It is regrettable they got caught in crossfire of a shareholder dispute which led to this wholly avoidable fiasco. I wish the team the very best & our passion for motorsport unabated."

Following Storey's original departure from the company, the team was renamed to 'Lightning Volt', with Whyte Bikes threatening to have the company wound up.

Rich Energy is a corporate embarrassment. I don't blame Haas for taking them on. Money is money. But what an awful partner they have been. At least they produced a pretty cool looking car

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  • Sep 11 2019 - 01:42

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  • What a joke. Isn't he the one who caused the problems to begin with? I guess he is trying to save face in hopes that someone else will want to do business with him. Yeah, good luck with that.

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    • Sep 10 2019 - 21:38
  • Rich Energy is a corporate embarrassment. I don't blame Haas for taking them on. Money is money. But what an awful partner they have been. At least they produced a pretty cool looking car

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    • Sep 11 2019 - 01:42

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