FIA F1 Barcelona February TESTING II – Racing Point F1 Team (Test Day 26.02.20)

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.

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BARCELONA CATALUNIYA CIRCUIT, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 2020: Racing Point RP20, during the pre-season testing at Barcelona Grand Prix Circuit on February 26, 2020. © ASppaImages ANO Photoagency Tel: +7 (968) 948-5103 email: Photographer Aleksandr B. Seregin

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 NameBWT Racing Point F1 Team
BaseSilverstone, United Kingdom
Team ChiefOtmar Szafnauer
Technical ChiefAndrew Green
Power UnitBWT Mercedes
First Team EntryN/A
World ChampionshipsN/A
Highest Race Finish4 (x1)
Pole PositionsN/A
Fastest LapsN/A


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.

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