The announcement, alongside a reveal of the team’s new car livery, was made during their pre-season launch event, held during the Canadian International Auto Show; the first ever Formula One team launch in Canada.
Present at the reveal were the two team drivers, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, along with the Team Principal, Otmar Szafnauer, and Technical Director, Andrew Green.
The multi-year deal will commence with immediate effect, with the team referred to as SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team for the duration of the partnership. The Racing Point cars retain their pink colour, with BWT continuing as principal sponsor of the team, with the addition of blue SportPesa branding on the front and rear wings, and engine cover.
Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and CEO of SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team said:
“SportPesa is a young, dynamic, growing company whose values align with our own vision to become a team capable of competing at the very front of the grid. We are excited to have such an ambitious partner on board to help us deliver our team mission and look forward to working with them to bring the sport of Formula One closer to fans around the world. The car looks stunning with the addition of blue to the already iconic pink livery, which gives us a strong identity as we begin this exciting new era.”
Adam Beighton, SportPesa, Company Director said:
“We are absolutely delighted to become part of the extended Formula One family. This partnership is very important to us because it diversifies us into new territories and allows us to reach new audiences across the globe. Equally important is the platform it provides us which enables us to stay true to our mission; to build and develop grassroots and professional sport in the countries where we operate by bringing new opportunities to local communities.”
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SportPesa Racing Point is the latest team to join Formula One, the pinnacle of motorsport. Despite its young age, the team boasts a wealth of experience that goes far beyond its debut race in Belgium in 2018. Racing Point draws from the heritage of some of the sport’s most cherished names, bringing to life the new incarnation of a team that has come to symbolise passion, dedication and the spirit of true racers. The new vision is to build a team capable of competing at the very front of the grid. Working in partnership with world-leading brands and with an exciting driver line-up, the team is ready to take the next step on the journey towards success. www.racingpoint.com
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