German Grand Prix – Racing Point drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez will have new aero toys on their cars at Hockenheim this weekend.
Racing Point head to the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on the back of a disappointing run of results with no points scored in the last three races.
Lying P7 in the Constructor’s Championship, the team are hoping to build some momentum before the enforced summer break kicks in after next week’s Hungarian Grand Prix. To this end, they’re fitting out their RP19s with some updates at Hockenheim, with team boss Otmar Szafnauer explaining that Friday practice will be used for evaluation: “This weekend sees the arrival of some aero development items as we continue our push to bring performance to the track. We will use Friday for testing to hopefully unlock more speed from the car.”
Sergio Perez hasn’t scored any points since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, now six races ago, and the Mexican driver says he’s aiming to turn things around after what he felt was an unfortunate incident that ruined his Silverstone race: “I’ve been unlucky lately, especially in Silverstone last week where we deserved to get a decent result.”
“I hope Germany will be a turning point in our season. I believe we can make some good steps with the car before the summer break and hopefully our luck will change too. I believe in the work we are doing and I know it’s just a matter of time until we get back to where we belong – scoring points.”
Lance Stroll’s heroic P9 finish at his home race in Canada is the team’s most recent points finish, and he says this weekend is going to be one of learning and evaluating the new parts: “We’ve had a tough few races recently and our share of bad luck, but the mood in the team is still upbeat. There’s new stuff coming to the car this weekend so there’s going to be a lot of learning during the practice sessions. This team is very good at developing a car across a season and I’m optimistic we can make some progress this weekend.”