Force In­dia name to dis­ap­pear from 2019 grid

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - SPORT -

The Force In­dia name will dis­ap­pear from For­mula One next sea­son, after 11 years of com­pe­ti­tion, with the Bri­tish-based team en­tered as Rac­ing Point F1 on a list pub­lished by the gov­ern­ing Fédéra­tion In­ter­na­tionale de l’au­to­mo­bile (FIA). The chas­sis name was listed as Rac­ing Point, with the com­pany name Rac­ing Point UK Lim­ited. The team, who be­came Force In­dia in 2008 after In­dian Vi­jay Mallya bought Spyker F1, were taken over in Au­gust by Cana­dian bil­lion­aire Lawrence Stroll after go­ing into ad­min­is­tra­tion. They then com­peted in the sec­ond part of the 2018 sea­son as a new Rac­ing Point Force In­dia team to dis­tin­guish them from the de­funct Sa­hara Force In­dia co-owned by Mallya and In­dia’s Sa­hara Group. The team’s 2019 driv­ers will be Mex­i­can Ser­gio Perez and Stroll’s son Lance. Fer­rari’s ofi­cial team name also changes to Scud­e­ria Fer­rari Mis­sion Win­now and Haas be­comes Rich En­ergy Haas F1 team to relect spon­sor­ship ar­range­ments.

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