Racing Point F1 Team

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United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes[1]
Racing Point F1 Team logo 2019.png
Full nameSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team
BaseSilverstone,
United Kingdom
Team principal(s)Otmar Szafnauer
(Team Principal & CEO)
Director(s)Andrew Green
(Technical Director)
Andy Stevenson
(Sporting Director)
Steve Curnow
(Commercial Director)
Tom McCullough
(Performance Engineering Director)
Websiteracingpointf1.com
Previous nameRacing Point Force India
2019 Formula One World Championship
Race drivers11. Mexico Sergio Pérez[2]
18. Canada Lance Stroll[3]
Test driversTBA
ChassisRP19
EngineBWT Mercedes[note 1]
TyresPirelli
Formula One World Championship career
First entry2019 Australian Grand Prix
Latest entry2019 Chinese Grand Prix
Races entered3
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Podiums0
Points7
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0

Racing Point F1 Team competing as SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team is the team that Racing Point UK has entered into the 2019 Formula One World Championship, using the constructor name of "Racing Point". The team, based in Silverstone, United Kingdom, competes under a British licence.

The team was renamed in February 2019 from Racing Point Force India F1 Team, which used the constructor name of Racing Point Force India for the 2018 season. The 2019 season also saw the team branded as "SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team", acknowledging lead sponsor SportPesa, a sports betting company from Kenya. The team’s car for the 2019 season, the Racing Point RP19, was announced in Toronto, Canada.[4] The team's drivers for the 2019 season are Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll, with the team making its racing debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix.

The Racing Point RP19, the car Racing Point will use during the 2019 season.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

In December 2018, the FIA's first release of the 2019 Formula One World Championship entry list confirmed that Racing Point UK intended to drop "Force India" from their team's name, and would contest the 2019 championship with their team renamed as "Racing Point F1 Team".[5]

2019 season[edit]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Points WCC
2019 RP19 BWT Mercedes 1.6 V6 t P AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN MEX USA BRA ABU 7* 8th*
Mexico Sergio Pérez 13 10 8
Canada Lance Stroll 9 14 12

* Season still in progress.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Racing Point F1 Team uses Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ power units. For sponsorship purposes, these engines are rebadged as "BWT Mercedes".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List". Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Sergio Perez confirmed for 2019 with Racing Point Force India". Racing Point Force India. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Lance Stroll to race alongside Sergio Perez in 2019". Force India. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team launches in Toronto". Racing Point. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Force India to be renamed Racing Point for 2019". ESPN. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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