The Silverstone based SportPesa Racing Point Formula One Team is ready for starting into the 2019 F1 season. RAVENOL, the squad’s “Official Lubricants Partner” that supplies it with its high-performance products right at the team’s headquarters also is looking forward to a thrilling Formula One season.
Following the successful days of testing at Barcelona, with the team’s new single-seater – the RP19 – proving to be technically reliable, it comes as no surprise that the expectations regarding the season kick-off in Australia are appropriately high. The entire squad around Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer and Andy Green, Head of Technology, as well as the two drivers Sergio Perez (MEX) and Lance Stroll (CAN), are in cheerful spirits and convinced that they will be able to make a good start into the season and secure good positions in both the drivers’ and the constructors’ championships. At the same time, it’s not only a battle between the drivers and the teams but also between the manufacturers: 10 teams will be powered by the engines of four different manufacturers (Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda and Renault) and will work hard to deliver at the 5.303-kilometre Australian GP circuit where Michel Schumacher still is holds one of his numerous record with a fastest lap time of 1:24.125 minutes. Racing Point contests the 2019 season as Mercedes customer team and relies on the AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+ engine as well as the Mercedes-AMG F1 gearbox.
Sergio Perez (MEX) and Lance Stroll (CAN)
Date: 15th to 17th March, 2019
Friday, 15th March, 2019: 1st practice session (02:00 hrs CET / 01:00hrs BT)
Friday, 15th March, 2019: 2nd practice session (06:00hrs CET)
Saturday, 16th March, 2019: 3rd practice session (04.00hrs CET)
Saturday, 16th March, 2019: qualifying session (07:00 hrs CET)
Sunday, 17th March 2019: race (06:10hrs CET)
And there are particularly good news for the German F1 enthusiasts: from 26th to 28th July, the Hockenheimring will be the venue of a Formula One round. This means that the German F1 fans can witness the pinnacle of motor racing live on site. And up to then, they can follow the Formula One action as usual on RTL and – after a one-year break – at Pay TV station Sky.