Force India name to disappear from 2019 grid
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.