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VR46 loses WithU to RNF Yamaha – a cold and dry winter ahead?

Prior to the Emilia-Romagna GP, the team built from the ashes of Petronas SRT officially announced its title sponsor and bike. A telling silence is heard from Valentino Rossi’s VR46 garage. Razlan Razali’s RNF Racing Team has signed with a sponsor of his previous team as the title partner of the new venture, which is […]

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Does Haas F1 need American sponsors after all?

Amid rumours of a Sauber buyout by US top team Andretti, Haas has found itself potentially losing its status as the only American team in F1 – but does it really need the patriotic funding?

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5 times F1 sponsorship deals were cut short

Over the weekend, sources disclosed to Decalspotters and RacingNews365.com that Petronas is to be replaced by Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco as Mercedes-AMG’s title sponsor – despite a currently active contract. It’s not uncommon to see contracts end abruptly in Formula 1, whether it’s related to drivers, engineers or sponsors. What’s more, some announcements have […]

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VR46 Team in dire straits? The Aramco-TANAL saga explained

The team founded by 9-time World Champion Valentino Rossi could be facing deep trouble as an investigation led by MotoGP publication MisterHelmet points to suspicious activity of its Saudi sponsors. In April 2021, VR46 Team announced a five year deal with Dorna Sports to join MotoGP as an independent team with Ducati bikes, replacing the […]

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Petronas to withdraw from Sepang Racing Team – an unfortunate repeat of history?

Malaysian oil giant Petronas is set to seek out of their partnership with MotoGP team Sepang Racing Team at the end of season, putting its junior Moto3 and Moto2 squads in jeopardy, a fate that Petronas is familiar with. Reports from Austria indicate that Sepang Racing Team is to become another team with an uncertain […]

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Crypto.com becomes F1 Global Partner – a rise in crypto and exposure detailed

Formula 1 announced on Tuesday the signing of Crypto.com, a new crypto platform, as a Global Partner and Inaugural partner of the new Sprint series for 2021.

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Ferrari partnership with Philip Morris expires this year – what may happen if they don’t renew?

As Philip Morris and Ferrari reach their 50th year anniversary as partners, an expected contract renewal is appearing difficult to materialize. Last weekend, a statement from Riccardo Parino, Philip Morris’ vice-president of partnerships, read “the Mission Winnow logo will not be featured on the Scuderia Ferrari livery during races in the EU, starting with the […]

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France says don’t drink and advertise – F1 hit with alcohol sponsorship ban at French GP

Formula 1 and its teams are competing at the French Grand Prix with their alcohol sponsors facing censorship in accordance with local laws. The French advertising laws Loi Évin[1] (Evin’s Law) have struck Formula 1 and the teams harder in 2021 compared to previous years, where now none of the alcohol-based sponsors are allowed to […]

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How BWT’s iconic pink marked a newfound presence in Formula 1

The Austrian water treatment company started the year without a partner, and now finds itself with the strongest branding presence in the sport since joining in 2017. It is no surprise that when spotting a pink car in a motorsport event, the first brand that comes to mind is BWT, one of the most renowned […]