Who is SportPesa? Racing Point F1’s new title sponsor

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 14, 2019

Racing Point, the new identity of the former Force India team, has revealed its livery for the 2019 F1 season at the Canadian International Auto Show. Here are all of the angles of the new look.

Mexican Sergio Perez has been retained as one of the drivers in 2019 and he is joined by Lance Stroll, the son of Lawrence Stroll, after two seasons at Williams.

The new Racing Point team have set themselves the ambitious target of getting to the "very top" of Formula 1.

While Force India were long regarded as the best pound-for-pound team in F1, finishing fourth in the standings in 2016-17, they faced yearly financial strain and eventually slipped into administration last summer before being rescued by a Stroll-led consortium. We all want to start understanding the various aspects of the car's performance; understanding all the mechanical and aerodynamic improvements of the vehicle, our new power unit and make sure our reliability is sound. "We started off with Racing Point as our company name and we took the time from August until now to discuss and deliberate what the name should be".

"We want to be fighting for podiums and aim for a strong top-four finish".

Perez said: "We have stability and strong leadership at the top, which is important because it means I can simply focus on the driving and performance". "We are aiming for at least fourth again this season. I believe in this team and I think we can achieve great things together".

Racing Point has launched its first vehicle since officially changing the name of its team from Force India.

"The name took us a while", admitted Szafnauer.

"And we've all come to the conclusion that basically we're a term of racers and there's nothing wrong with - and actually it encompasses who we are - Racing Point".

The arrival of SportPesa sees prominent branding on the engine cover as well as on the front and rear wings.

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