The big surprise packet of formula 1 was open: Racing Point has presented today in Toronto, Canada, as its new racer for the season in 2019. Clues about the possible new Design of the vehicle there was not in advance, so that the presentation was to the great Surprise.
However, the main Feature of the old Teams remained: the main sponsor of the BWT continues to provide a lot of Pink on the car. However, there are compared to the 2018 and also some of the blue areas on the car that comes from the new title sponsor of the team: betting on SportPesa. “The Pink has become in the past few years, iconic,” says team Manager Otmar Szafnauer.
Racing Point would like to sail in 2019 and again in calm waters after a turbulent season in 2018. In the summer break, Force India reported maneuvers of a sudden bankruptcy, which was triggered by Sergio Perez and his sponsors – a rescue, as it turned out later.
the Force India was looking desperately for a buyer and found this, in the end, in a consortium led by the canadian entrepreneur Lawrence Stroll. It took over the starting spot and all of the Legacy of the team of Vijay Mallya and pumped fresh Budget. To the chagrin of the racing team all of the previous season were deleted points, nevertheless, one was able to fight back to seventh place to the front.
in 2019, will now be all better. Stroll has brought fresh Wind, fresh Finance and new Motivation to Silverstone. And, above all, he brought son, Lance to the Team, wants to make after two rather disappointing years at Williams the next step. Perez remains after the rescue of the team as a second driver on Board, thus no more space for Esteban Ocon, who had to go.
Racing Point, is this year more on the successful partnership with Mercedes, whose drives you have installed again in the rear. We would like to follow on from the last successful time, as it was landed two years in a row in the championship four, and thus “Best of the Rest”. The 2019 is the goal.
by the Way: it has Long been thought of what to call the Team. But in the end we came to the conclusion that the former name of Racing Point’s nothing wrong with it. “Because we are racers”, as team Manager Otmar Szafnauer notes. This is the name you want to give a big history in formula 1 and, eventually, the top teams and Siege attack.
This article was written by Norman Fischer
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