Jan.16 (GMM) The crypto hype in Formula 1 is definitely over.
Late last year, Mercedes took FTX branding off its Formula 1 car as the cryptocurrency exchange collapsed – later leading to the arrest of its boss Sam Bankman-Fried.
It now emerges that, over the winter break, Ferrari has also split with its own major cryptocurrency-related backer – the blockchain platform Velas.
“The agreement with Velas was terminated ahead of schedule,” a Ferrari source said in the Italian media.
“We will not comment on issues that are the subject of dispute.”
Similarly, Red Bull has split with blockchain platform and Formula 1 sponsor Tezos, while according to Auto Motor und Sport the logos of Alpha Tauri backer Fantom have disappeared from the team’s sponsor list.