sincerely doubting this.
Rich Energy's claims late last year and early 2021 about sponsoring a team and becoming a full title sponsor have clearly been nothing but total nonsense and free publicity prostitution, probably just a sad tactic to put attention to their MOTOGP sponsoring.
So Rich energy having anything officially to do with F1 really holds zero believability by now. It already had almost none, but now even more.
Rich pairing with Uralkali is even less believeable, because Mazepin camp is so loaded that they really don't need even the slightest deal with anybody at all. I also feel they're much happier with just their logo on the car and not having to share it with anybody else.
MazeSpin has claimed he's firmly believing to be in F1 for quite the long run. Nobody's doubting that as his rich daddy gives him a seat and the combinative exposure of Uralkali links back to Mazepin and vise versa. And if nikita spins the car a few times, that gets on camera, so that's 'free real estate'. So does a bunch of shock tabloid adventures.
Mazepin is corrupt AF, there's been a documentary a while ago about an oppositor against putin and co that got poisoned aboard a flight and his documentary actually indirectly points towards corruption of billionaire-rich guys involved with putin, and literally mentions oil wealth and points clearly towards uralkali, so that's Mazepin.
They're gonna be in F1 for a while, they don't care about being in the back. Uralkali Haas F1 team bring a lot of publicity for Uralkali and attract buyers and investors.
As others have mentioned, Gene Haas really isn't free from 'corruption' either, and did jail time even.
It's more likely that UralKali is going to be more present on the car, and HAAS less.
These Rich Energy Uralkali F1 team claims are 'not too far' but still 'fetched' ideas based upon a bunch of claims that a team will change name.
it's more than once mentioned it's more likely AlfaRomeo will become Maserati.