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Racing Point F1 Team



Racing Point F1 Team Team

Dadford Road
NN12 8TJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1327 850800

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2019 CAR

Force India VJM112018 launch: Click here for 2018 launch gallery


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Sergio Perez
Car number: 11
Age: 28
Championships: 0
Wins: 0

Lance Stroll
Car number: 18
Age: 20
Championships: 0
Wins: 0


Racing Point Force India F1 Team made its debut at the Belgian Grand Prix following the acquisition of the Force India Formula One Team by Racing Point UK Limited. The new ownership was finalised on Thursday 16th of August with a consortium of investors led by Lawrence Stroll agreeing terms to secure the future of the team.

The investors are Canadian entrepreneur Andre Desmarais, Jonathan Dudman of Monaco Sports and Management, fashion business leader John Idol, telecommunications investor John McCaw Jr, financial expert Michael de Picciotto, businessman Lawrence Stroll and his business partner Silas Chou.

Racing Point UK Limited appointed Otmar Szafnauer as Team Principal.

For the rest of the 2018 season the cars will compete as Racing Point Force India F1 Team in pink, white and blue.


Team Principal: Otmar Szafnauer

Chief Operating Officer: Otmar Szafnauer

Technical Director: Andrew Green

Sporting Director: Andy Stevenson

Production Director: Rob Halliwell

Aerodynamics Director: Simon Phillips

Chief Designer: Ian Hall

Chief Designer: Akio Haga

Co-founder and Board Member: Michiel Mol

Chief Race Engineer: Tom McCullough

Race Team Operations Manager: Mark Gray

Race Engineer (Sergio Perez): Tim Wright

No 1 Mechanic (Sergio Perez): Michael Brown

Race Engineer (Esteban Ocon): Bradley Joyce

No 1 Mechanic (Esteban Ocon): Will Vickery

Commercial Director: Stephen Curnow

Head of Communications: Will Hings

Communications Coordinator: Williams Ponissi

Senior Partner Manager: Kate Smithson

Partner Manager: Alison Budd
Partner Manager: Victoria Helyar

Head of Sales: Matthieu Strachan

Commercial Manager: Chris Gilkes



Chassis: Carbon fibre composite monocoque with Zylon side anti-intrusion panels.

Front suspension: Aluminium alloy uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pushrod. Inboard chassis mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly.

Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pullrod. Hydro-mechanical springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly.

Wheels: BBS forged wheels to Sahara Force India specification

Transmission: Mercedes AMG F1 8-speed, semi-automatic seamless shift

Tyres: Pirelli

Brake system: 920E

Brake material: Carbon Industries

Mercedes F1 M09 EQ Power+

Power Unit Specification

Minimum Weight: 145 kg

Power Unit Perimeter: Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic (MGU-K)

Motor Generator Unit - Heat (MGU-H)
Turbocharger (TC)
Energy Store (ES)
Control Electronics (CE)

Power Unit Allocation: Three ICE, TC & MGU-H per driver per season. Two MGU-K, ES, CE per driver per season.

Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

Capacity: 1.6 litres

Cylinders: Six

Bank Angle: 90

No of Valves: 24

Max rpm ICE: 15,000 rpm

Max Fuel Flow Rate: 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)

Fuel Injection: High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder)

Pressure Charging: Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft

Max rpm Exhaust Turbine: 125,000 rpm

Energy Recovery System (ERS)

Architecture: Integrated Hybrid energy recovery via electrical Motor Generator Units

Energy Store: Lithium-Ion battery solution of minimum 20 kg regulation weight

Max energy storage/lap: 4 MJ

Max rpm MGU-K: 50,000 rpm

Max power MGU-K: 120 kW (161 hp)

Max energy recovery/lap MGU-K: 2 MJ

Max energy deployment/lap MGU-K: 4 MJ (33.3 s at full power)

Max rpm MGU-H: 125,000 rpm

Max power MGU-H: Unlimited

Max energy recovery/lap MGU-H: Unlimited

Max energy deployment/lap MGU-H: Unlimited

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