Racing Point driver Lance Stroll says that he believes the team is strong enough to be a points contender at every single race on the calendar.
Lance Stroll was presented as a Racing Point driver on Wednesday at the team’s launch event in Toronto; Racing Point taking over from the former Force India entry. He joins his father’s team from Williams, where he spent a miserable 2018 with an uncompetitive car.
Stroll says he believes that the new RP19 looks good on paper and that the team are strong enough to be able to fight for top ten finishes at every race: “I can see how much potential we have in this team and there’s an incredible buzz in the factory and so much enthusiasm. I always aim high so I want us to be competitive right from the start. It’s way too early to know how we compare to the other teams, but right here today I believe we should be fighting for points in every race. My goal is to get back on the podium in 2019 as well.”
“I’ve seen what this team achieved in the past and it’s a real credit to the people involved. I’m looking forward to making our own history.”
Racing Point announced a new title sponsor at their launch, in the form of online sports betting platform SportPesa. This partnership, coupled with existing Force India sponsor BWT and new signing JCB (also from Williams), means that the Racing Point team are well funded for their first official season as a new entity, after years of declining funding when the team was still under the control of Dr. Vijay Mallya.