A tweet issued by the former sponsor of Haas F1 Team do not bother with the usual ways in the media relations environment. Featuring a photo of the American team's motorhome, Rich Energy also took the opportunity to board McLaren and its Renault engine partner in references through hashtags.
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren, confessed to being taken by surprise after such a tweet, and soon denied any possible future involvement of the team with Rich Energy and his flamboyant incarnation, William Storey. "Not at all"Brown hammered when he was asked in the Austin paddock if discussions had taken place between the two parties. "I will not talk to them, I think it's an attempt to advertise."
Launched on the subject of McLaren team sponsorship, Brown went on to explain that he did not expect to have additional sponsors in 2020, despite the expected end of the agreement with the oil giant Petrobras because of the intervention of 'another figure in the person of the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro.
Brown also found it useful to recall that the agreement between Alfa Romeo and Huski Chocolate (also sponsor of McLaren all year round) was an operation only on a single race in the United States and that it was There were no signs that Alfa Romeo could be a permanent part of the company. "We have a long term contract with them", he added. "Finn Rausing (co-owner of Alfa Romeo F1) and the owner of Huski come from the same country (Sweden, ed) and do business together, they have a lot of people here this weekend and wanted some exposure additional."