The newly re-branded Racing Point F1 Team who took over from midfield giants Force India have revealed their new livery along with a new title-sponsor SportPesa ahead of the 2019 season.
Force India went into administration in the summer of 2018 and a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll (father of Lance Stroll) purchased the teams assets and entered as a new team for the remainder of the season.
The team was re-branded Racing Point Force India for the interim as the team looked for a new name for 2019. Eventually the name Racing Point stuck after a failed attempt at finding a new name.
The team now benefits from extra funding as it looks to challenge the top three in the near future. Lance Stroll joins Sergio Perez in 2019 as the team targets 4th in the constructor’s championship.
“The targets are extreme, we really want to go to the next level. Now is the time to show what we can really do, now that we have all the tools in place.” Said Racing Point driver, Sergio Perez.
SportPesa has been confirmed as the teams title sponsor and is the first betting company to sponsor the team since Liberty removed restrictions on gambling advertisement last year. BWT remain as a sponsor and as such the car remains pink, something that team principal Otmar Szafnauer believes “has become iconic”.
“The long-term aim is to take this team to the very top of the sport.” He added.
“We are putting the building blocks in place and it’s important we take a good step forward in 2019 as we begin this new era. We want to be fighting for podiums on merit and aiming for a strong top four finish in the championship”
See images of the first Racing Point livery below:
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