Racing Point F1 has exhibited its new car for the 2020 F1 season following an adjustment in title sponsor during the offseason.
Previous title sponsor SportPesa, which joined the group in a two-year contract last season, doesn’t show up on the vehicle. BWT, who carried their particular pink marking to the vehicle in 2017, has ventured into the job of title accomplice this year.
Anyway, further change is normal in 2021, when the group is expected to become Aston Martin’s works F1 activity, following proprietor Lawrence Stroll’s interest in the luxury vehicle producer.
The new livery was exhibited on a show vehicle at Lake Mondsee in Austria, close to BWT’s home office. BWT declared it will give one well in the Gambia for each point the group scores this year.
The team will now compete as the ‘BWT Racing Point F1 Team’. The branding for its title sponsor is more prominent on the car and on the drivers’ race suits in comparison to 2019.
Before launching the challenger for the 2020 season, Racing Point F1 suffered a major leak on social media. The photos were making rounds on the internet for the last 2 days.
The Racing Point F1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer jokingly said: “Sometimes on lap one, you don’t know what’s going to happen – [Romain] Grosjean’s still racing, he could run into you, you never know.”
He even made some predictions for the season. “I predict that before the race they’ll be drinking water and after a race this year both of them will be on the podium at least once drinking the champagne.”
The 2020 season is the second season that Perez who joined the group in 2014 and Stroll will be partners.
They completed the tenth and fifteenth in the 2019 drivers’ standings. Racing Point F1 clinched the seventh position in the constructors’ title.
“This year we want to be a strong fourth,” team boss Otmar Szafnauer said.
“We want to be closer to the top three that we’ve ever been in the past. We want to be top of the midfield. Last year was a bit of a difficult year for us. We ended up seventh, on the back end of the midfield grid, but this year we want to take a step up and be where we normally can be,” he added.
“In order to do that, we’ve had to do a lot of development work over the winter. It’s not that easy, the competition is getting stronger: McLaren did a really good job last year; Renault, with the might of the motor company behind them and the 650-plus employees that they have, aren’t going to be easy [to beat],” Otmar explained
“Even Toro Rosso [AlphaTauri] with the resurgence of the Honda powertrain did really well towards the end of last year. But I’m confident that the work we’ve done over the winter on the new car, and the work that Mercedes, our powertrain partner, has done on the powertrain, and the hard work the drivers have been doing to keep fit and work in our simulators, we will have a good chance to hit our targets,” he concluded.