Force India signed a contract with Stroll and changed the nameDecember 1, 2018
The management team announced the full composition of the team for the next season, as well as the change of name – now it is just Racing Point F1.
The news that Lance Stroll would be Sergio Perez’s partner in Formula 1 season 2019 was not surprising because his father had previously bought the team together with a group of investors and thus saved her from bankruptcy. Lance will come to replace Esteban Ocón.
The last two years the racer played for Williams, and he showed the best result at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017 – then he took third place.
The team also announced the change of its name from Racing Point Force India F1 (as it was called after the purchase by the consortium in August of this year) on Racing Point F1. The team from Silverstone, recall, refers to the company Racing Point UK Ltd.