2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by ME4ME » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Big Tea wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:15 pm
I think this year will be just getting back on their feet after a bad year. Aiming too high not only overstretches the resources they have but can dishearten and cause internal rifts due to 'I told you so ' disagreements.

Steady steps with solid footing each time is the way to go.
I fully agree. Also Racing Point is not the only team who's budget might* increase. Alfa Romeo Sauber is also making progress through increased budget from the Alfa Romeo deal as well as closer collaboration with Ferrari. Renault and Mclaren are naturally on a higher budget, so its not like they are easy prey either.

*depending on the outsome regarding FOM prize money, and the extent to which the Stroll-lead consortium wants to invest.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by Morteza » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:24 pm

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by GrandAxe » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:26 pm

Wow! The exact sort of prioritising needed to maintain a solid back marker spot!

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by roon » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:32 pm

They can comfortably secure a solid 9th or 10th in the constructors.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by Godius » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 pm

I wonder with what kind of chassis they will show up in Melbourne. They’ve talked about it briefly in Barcelona where they brought a hybrid 18’/19’ chassis. If it would be a proper 19’ spec car in Australia, I would be impressed but I reckon that it will be postponed till the start of the European season. Probably depends on how much money Stroll is willing to spend.
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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by ME4ME » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 pm

I expect just a bodywork upgrade, no new structural members and certainly not a new tub. Tighter bodywork, revised sidepods, bargeboards and front wing are the main areas for change, imo.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by marmer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:16 pm

If I was them I wouldn't rush to much they know they are faster than Williams and have decent reliability.
I don't see what they could bring that would 100% get them infront of Renault
Even if car is not up to snuff they have at least the 2nd best engine on the grid so won't be far from the points. A few failures and they will be in them. Why rush parts get it right long term it's how they have done so well over the years don't change what works just because you have money

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by Peter1919 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:59 pm

I am expecting Racing Point to fall down the pecking order a bit this year as their money issues last year is likely to have affected development of this year's car and I am expecting Renault and McLaren to improve this season plus Haas and Alpha both look strong.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by sprint car76 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:00 am

Hate to disagree but i think racing point will be battling with the front of the mid pack like usual. They didn't get dumber over the winter and even though they didn't bring out their real car during winter testing andy green is one of the best designers in the business and i'm sure had a good reason to delay the car until australia. They are starting to build new facilities but i don't think that will impack this years car.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by PhillipM » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:32 am

Last years turmoil impacted this years car, I don't think anyone is expecting them to be anywhere but the rear of the midfield pack

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by sprint car76 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:04 am

I don't know who anyone is but i guess we're going to see pretty quick here.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by SmallSoldier » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:24 pm

sprint car76 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:00 am
Hate to disagree but i think racing point will be battling with the front of the mid pack like usual. They didn't get dumber over the winter and even though they didn't bring out their real car during winter testing andy green is one of the best designers in the business and i'm sure had a good reason to delay the car until australia. They are starting to build new facilities but i don't think that will impack this years car.
I don’t think it’s a matter of the team been dumb or not, the reality is that with the change in regulations it could even be a matter of who got it right and wrong with their aero philosophy compared to the rest.

I believe that Force India has also benefited from a combination of factors that not necessarily are due to their capabilities, such as having what was arguably the best engine in the grid in previous years (Mercedes), having teams expected to be in front of them going through big issues (Mclaren and Williams) and others that were in restructuring mode (Renault).

Last season you had Haas showing how a decent chassis with a good PU could do... This year with Renault and Honda closing the gap in the power of their engines and teams such as Mclaren and Renault clearly progressing compared to previous year, it could put FI closer to the back of the grid than to the front (that’s not considering that Haas is expected to also be fighting for that 4th position and STR could also make a jump if the Honda PU is reliable).

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by sprint car76 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:39 am

Much revised car from testing. Should be interesting to see how quickly they can get up to speed with their lack of testing with this aero.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by GPR -A » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:12 pm

https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/for ... s-ferrari/

Does the upgrade work at Racing Point?
On paper, the large aerodynamics package at Racing Point RP19 should bring seven to eight tenths. Most of it arrived. "The rest is fine-tuning," says team boss Otmar Szafnauer. The jump brings the second slowest team of the test drives directly into midfield. But that's not all: "In Bahrain, Shanghai and Baku we have small upgrades planned, in Barcelona once again a big one," promises Andy Green.

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Re: 2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

Post by Racer X » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 pm

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