Force India’s new name for 2019 is not yet set in stone.
On the official 2019 entry list, the FIA revealed that following the buyout by Lawrence Stroll, the Silverstone-based team is now known only as Racing Point.
But the name will change yet again prior to the start of the new season, La Gazzetta dello Sport claims.
“After 10 years, F1 has said goodbye to the name Force India, but it will also say goodbye to Racing Point, which is destined to disappear before the start of the 2019 world championship,” read a report by the Italian sports daily.
In addition to Stroll, the new ownership of the team includes business partner Silas Chou, Canadian entrepreneur Andre Desmarais, Jonathan Dudman of Monaco Sports and Management, fashion business leader John Idol, telecommunications investor John McCaw Jr. and financial expert Michael de Picciotto. That group took ownership of the team from Vijay Mallya and Orange India Holdings Sarl.
Stroll’s son, Lance, will pair with Sergio Perez next season.