Their first full season under new owners – led by Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll, father of racer Lance – may have been a tough one, but a bright future beckons for the Silverstone-based squad.
Race winners in their original guise of Jordan, and a midfield force as Force India, they are well renowned for their ability to punch above their weight. Add in renewed financial stability, a stable driver line-up, and a new factory in the works, and Racing Point are very much a team to watch in 2020…
|Full Team Name||BWT Racing Point F1 Team|
|Base||Silverstone, United Kingdom|
|Team Chief||Otmar Szafnauer|
|Technical Chief||Andrew Green|
|Power Unit||BWT Mercedes|
|First Team Entry||N/A|
|Highest Race Finish||4 (x1)|
The hangover from 2018’s turmoil takes its toll, and the team’s recovery is a slow one, despite some gutsy drives from the ever-reliable Sergio Perez, who scores 52 of their 73 points, ensuring they retain seventh in the constructors’ table.
As the tight intra-team rivalry between stalwart Perez and Mercedes protege Esteban Ocon continues, drop toward the rear of the midfield amid financial uncertainty, culminating in new ownership, the new Racing Point name – and a new championship entry – from August’s Belgian GP onwards. Recover well to finish seventh overall, despite have lost the 59 points accrued prior to Spa.