Former Haas F1 Sponsor Claims COVID-19 Vaccines Are ‘Biggest Scandal In Public Health History’

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William Storey, founder of Rich Energy – formerly the title sponsor of the Haas F1 Team – has claimed that COVID-19 vaccines are the “biggest scandal in public health history.”

The controversial businessman has frequently slammed coronavirus vaccination programmes and government-mandated lockdowns, often prompting ridicule from social media users.

“Without an ‘emergency’ they can’t push unlicensed experimental vaccines under ‘emergency’ legislation. Health professionals need to take a long hard look at themselves for going along with this sham. Biggest scandal in public health history,” Storey wrote in a tweet posted on Monday morning.  

And in a subsequent tweet, Storey slammed the Australian government for blocking a planned anti-lockdown protest in Sydney.

“How can anyone think that the disgrace we are witnessing in #Australia is anything other than authoritarianism using a virus as a false pretext. Indefensible & people need to wake up fast. Who is instructing the politicians? #AustraliaHasFallen,” he claimed.

In April, Rich Energy claimed they will be returning to the Formula 1 grid after a “strategic ally” had purchased a team.

“I’m delighted to announce that Rich Energy is coming back to Formula 1,” Storey said in a video message posted on Twitter.

“Unfortunately, due to poor performance on and off the track [in 2019], regrettably I had to sack Haas.

“In the last year, we’ve worked incredibly hard to lead a renaissance of Rich Energy worldwide where millions of consumers are trying our drink.

“Since leaving Formula 1 I have worked very diligently to engineer a return and I have noticed that there is actually a new financial reality in Formula 1.

“With terrestrial TV no longer really being prevalent and a paywall of viewers, instead of 10 or 12 million people watching Formula 1 on BBC or ITV, it is actually a few hundred thousand on Sky.

“Subsequent damage which that has done to sponsorship has meant that there are a number of different teams [in financial trouble]. For example, McLaren have done the sale and lease back of their Woking technology centre, and Williams were in financial problems until they were bailed out by our friends at Dorilton Capital.

“And obviously even Haas have now had to go for pay drivers because of their weak financial position.

“So I’ve been looking for a way in which Rich Energy could return optimally both for us and to help the team that we are going to work with.

“A strategic ally of Rich Energy has agreed to purchase a majority stake in an existing team. We did explore with the new regulations actually entering our own team for 2022, which would be Rich Energy Formula 1 Team.

“But a friend of ours has agreed a deal for a majority stake in a Formula 1 team, and we will become a partner of that team for 2021. Once that acquisition is announced, we will become the title sponsor for 2022.

“I’m really looking forward to competing with our competitors on-track. I’ll be at the first race, March 28, in Bahrain,” he concluded.