‘The Answer Is No’ – Latest Reports Suggest That Haas Will Not Be Teaming Up With BWT

February 20, 2021 4:50 pm

Recent reports suggested that former Racing Point title sponsor BWT (Best Water Treatment) will continue to stay on the grid this year. Having been dropped by Racing Point when they converted to Aston Martin, BWT had been linked with Haas F1. However, newer reports have emerged that claim this to be untrue.

German publication RTL said, “Will we see Mick Schumacher in his Formula 1 debut in 2021 in pink? The answer is no. the company BWT will not sponsor the US racing team Haas, for which Schumacher is contesting his first season in the premier class.”

Fans will remember BWT for their infamous pink-colored cars, but the livery wasn’t exactly a fan favorite. A large majority will be relieved to see Haas won’t be sporting those colors for 2021. They’d much rather stick with their classic color scheme of black, white/gray with a hint of red.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2020 New Haas’ driver Mick Schumacher tests the car during practice Giuseppe Cacace/Pool via REUTERS

However, fans will only know what the car looks like when the American team reveal their date for the launch. They are the only team so far who have not set a date to unveil their 2021 challenger.

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If not Haas, then who?

The other most likely destination that is touted is Williams F1. It looks like BWT are having trouble finding a bigger team who would want to associate with them. The deal does suit Williams, though; the Grove-based outfit still doesn’t have a title sponsor after parting ways with ROKiT before the 2020 season even began.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Nicholas Latifi of Canada driving the (6) Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Hamad Mohammed – Pool/Getty Images)

Having finished the previous season in dead last, coupled with the financial pressure inflicted with the pandemic, they will love to have a big name title sponsor on board as Dorilton Capital aim to usher a new and better era at the iconic team.

They may have to include pink on their livery though, and there’s no telling how good the car would look. However, we might get an idea as soon as March 5, the date when they will launch their 2021 car.

Will the historic team break their points drought this year? Can they beat their rivals Haas and Alfa Romeo? Or will they end up dead last yet again? We shall soon see.

Ronan Carvalho

Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College. Being an experienced voice on the sport, he has nearly 1000 Formula 1 articles to his name. Having fallen in love with cars at a young age, he soon became an ardent lover of the F1 series and claims Kimi Raikkonen to be his favourite driver and Spa to be his favorite track, thanks in a large part to the thrill of watching cars go through Radillon (yes, not Eau Rouge). However, he doesn't let his biases get in the way of his writing, delivering objective and precise articles to fans of the sport both new and old.

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