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The astonishing story behind the Rich Energy saga
When Haas F1's black-and-gold 2019 livery was first revealed, Rich Energy CEO William Storey made several bold claims about his company's aims. Now, though, it is involved in a complex legal dispute that has captivated Formula 1 observers.
The saga of William Storey and Rich Energy continues to evolve at a fast pace, with each new twist taking the story in another direction.
On Thursday, the deadline imposed by a judge for Rich Energy to cease using the now-infamous stag logo following the copyright case involving Whyte Bikes, a subtly revised version appeared on the company’s website and Twitter feed, with the horns no longer linked.
OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.
With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...
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OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1's elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he's recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation
The clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was the major flashpoint the 2021 Italian Grand Prix will be remembered for. Yet by this point, race leader Daniel Ricciardo had already done the hard work that would put him in position to end his and McLaren's lengthy win droughts, on a memorable afternoon in Monza
For the second time in 2021, McLaren will line up for the start of a grand prix from the first row. It knows it has the chance of "glory" if things go well for Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris at the start of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, but even if they just maintain their grid positions, signs from the rest of the Monza weekend suggest success is very possible for Formula 1's other orange army
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