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The new car will be presented for only five days before the start of the winter test in Barcelona.
The team of Formula 1 Racing Point, once known under the name of Force India, has confirmed that it will unveil its car for the season 2019 when the auto Show in Toronto on February 13.
The new car will be presented for only five days before the start of the winter test in Barcelona, and it is also possible, according to the director of Racing Point Otmar Szafnauer, the team change name by then — even if it first has the approval of the board of the F1.
The group of businessmen who acquired Force India last August, is led by billionaire quebec Lawrence Stroll, and the decision to unveil the new car in the country is not foreign. In addition, his son Lance joined the team at the end of the month of November, after having spent the last two seasons in F1 with the british team Williams.
In the context of the podcast Beyond The Grid, Szafnauer said that Stroll ” is packed by the power of the car, because she can do what he asks “.
“We are impressed by Lance, by what he managed to accomplish in terms of pace in the simulator — it is the level of Esteban [Ake], he added. We hoped also that it carries over to the track, and it has been the case. The potential is there, and we will work with him to teach him different things, such as the management of the gums in race mode. “
Even if Szafnauer has reiterated the desire of the team to build a new factory ” to produce all of the components of the car in the same place “, he should not expect to see the team move to Canada. Racing Point is currently installed at Silverstone, in the modest factory of the defunct team Jordan, which was built in the early 1990s, and she wants to soon triple its size by growing on an adjacent property.
Racing Point has completed the seventh level of the constructors ‘ championship in 2018 under a harvest of 52 points.