SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team launches in Toronto

13 February 2019  |  Ravenol Marketing

The Sport Pesa Racing Point RP19 Formula One Car


Formula One’s newest team presented its fresh look today as Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll launched SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team in Toronto, Canada, in front of 200 media, hundreds of fans and select VIP guests.

The on-stage presentation at the Canadian International Autoshow showed off a striking evolution of BWT’s pink livery adding the blue of new title partner, SportPesa, the global technology and entertainment company. The arrival of SportPesa sees prominent branding on the engine cover as well as on the front and rear wings. Logos of principal sponsor, BWT, are positioned on the sidepods, front and top of chassis, headrest and reverse face of the rear wing. RAVENOL are once again on the black bargeboards, just behind the front wheels. Claro, Infinitum, Telcel, Acronis and NEC are continuing as partners, with branding on the headrest, nose and wing mirrors Joining us as partners this year are Canada Life, JCB, Bombardier, and Hackett.

Speaking in Toronto, Team Principal and CEO, Otmar Szafnauer, said, “After months of hard work behind-the-scenes it’s incredibly exciting to come to Canada and present our new identity. The long-term aim is to take this team to the very top of the sport. We are putting the building blocks in place and it’s important we take a good step forward in 2019 as we begin this new era. We want to be fighting for podiums on merit and aiming for a strong top four finish in the championship.”

Sergio "Checo" Perez summed up his goals for 2019, adding, “I’m really excited to stay with this team as we begin the new era. We have stability and strong leadership at the top, which is important because it means I can simply focus on the driving and performance. I want us to be the best of the rest once again. I believe in this team and I think we can achieve great things together.”

New driver for 2019, Lance Stroll, echoed Sergio’s comments with, “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.”

The team’s newly-liveried car will remain on display at the Canadian International Autoshow with 350,000 spectators expected to visit the venue over the next 12 days.