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Official: Stroll to partner Perez at Racing Point Force India

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30/11/2018

In a brief release issued this afternoon, Racing Point Force India has announced that Lance Stroll will join the team for 2019 to race alongside Sergio Pere and has pledged his commitment to the team as part of a long-term deal.

"I'm pleased that we can finally confirm Lance's arrival to race alongside Sergio next year," said Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal & CEO of Racing Point Force India. "It gives us an exciting line-up with the perfect blend of youth, talent, and experience. Lance is only twenty and already has two years of Formula One experience under his belt, as well as a podium finish and a front row start.

"We see huge potential in Lance and believe we can create an environment in which he can flourish. Our team has enjoyed great success nurturing and developing young and talented drivers, and we are very excited to begin our journey with Lance. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Esteban Ocon for his contribution to the team over the last two seasons and wish him well for the future."

"This is the beginning of an incredibly exciting journey in my Formula One career," added Stroll. "I look forward to working alongside a successful team with a great culture. It's a new challenge and I am excited to embrace this new opportunity!"

In other news, it has been revealed that bears defecate in the wild and that Pope Francis is of the Roman Catholic faith.

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1. Posted by Lapps, 02/12/2018 15:22

"Is Perez the only driver in F1 history having to worry that the Team will replace him with a SLOWER driver?"

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2. Posted by Ro, 01/12/2018 14:58

"Doesnt he look like a pizza delivery guy?"

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3. Posted by bfairey, 30/11/2018 21:33

"Anything is possible when you have a rich daddy."

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4. Posted by stackvideo, 30/11/2018 20:26

"Pope Francis is of the Roman Catholic faith but I'm not so sure about his wife




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5. Posted by Batman, 30/11/2018 19:13

"Sorry guys! I came yesterday from Mars and the first thing I read about F1 is ... Breaking News: Lance Stroll to drive for Force India next year. I am in Shock, really. I didn't knew that at all :D. Thank you Otmar Szafnauer for "finally" confirme the obvious. Even in Mars."

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6. Posted by Kkiirmki, 30/11/2018 17:37

"OK, really big shock. However, can they not treat everyone like idiots ("We see huge potential in Lance...") and not pretend this isn't exactly what it is."

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7. Posted by Fambank, 30/11/2018 17:22

"He doesn't need it, because he is /that/ good, so I am giving all my support to Perez in his bid to beat, this monster of a driver, that is Lance, a future world champion, an example to all current, and future F1 drivers for years to come."

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8. Posted by Rock Doc, 30/11/2018 16:55

"Should be Ocon."

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9. Posted by Ro, 30/11/2018 16:33

"Oh, no! He will be a front runner next year! And father Christmas really exists....he will always be at the back..what a waste of money."

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10. Posted by Paolo, 30/11/2018 16:21

"Is anyone interested anymore??"

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11. Posted by nonickname, 30/11/2018 16:21

"And it is not even April.. How do you beat this joke.
He was beaten outright (apart form 1 fluke) by his team mate.On a great day he could drive his finger up his force india"

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12. Posted by imejl99, 30/11/2018 15:42

"Dream lineup for that Liberty betting deal - if Lance is as quick as Sergio is (or faster), and there is contact when fighting for position (dad allowing), what the odds are for Sergio out? Odds @1 contact, @2 contacts.... :) :) ;) "

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13. Posted by rosscogeo, 30/11/2018 15:09

"wow I did not see that coming SHOCKING!"

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14. Posted by Yeyox02, 30/11/2018 14:30

"What? This is serious? Just kidding? My God, this is not possible."

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