Racing Point RP20 Speculation Thread

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This is the 2019 car with the 2020 livery on it. So no RP20 today.

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Jip wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:21 pm
This is the 2019 car with the 2020 livery on it. So no RP20 today.
Funny, the MC at the launch was talking as though it was the new car. Bit pointless going to all that bother for a livery launch that everyone had already seen and a title sponsor announcement that everyone had already guessed. I suppose BWT deserve their shindig, but I wish they hadn't pitched it as a new car launch

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Well, even though it's not the new car, do have to say that I like that livery - finally delivers on the promise the BWT sponsorship provided of a solidly good new livery for the team (only for next year to change things again, but, the positive: this won't go stale like the Williams Martini one that was originally lauded, only to become boring after two years :)

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Well, finally the new car of the new BWT Team. :)

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So if this is, as seems likely, the RP19 with the 2020 livery on it (although a lot of people on Twitter etc are labelling it as the RP20), but RP billed this event as a new car launch, does this mean they're running late with their new car?

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New car should be at the track i think.
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Unless they are going all in on 2021 :)
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:32 pm
New car should be at the track i think.
Well the team are calling it the RP20

https://www.racingpointf1.com/car

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Their checklist doesn't say new car though
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NathanOlder wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:31 pm
Their checklist doesn't say new car though
Indeed. Beginning to wonder if they’re hoping no one will notice them racing last year’s car :lol:

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the EDGE wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:22 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:32 pm
New car should be at the track i think.
Well the team are calling it the RP20

https://www.racingpointf1.com/car
Just like they were calling their 2018 car the RP19 at last year’s launch.
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ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:49 am
the EDGE wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:22 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:32 pm
New car should be at the track i think.
Well the team are calling it the RP20

https://www.racingpointf1.com/car
Just like they were calling their 2018 car the RP19 at last year’s launch.
Isn’t that slightly different? The RP19 had the same chassis as the 2018 Force India and was a conservative evolution of it until the big ‘B-spec’ upgrade after the summer break. Or did they literally launch with a VJM11?

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Lotus102 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:40 am
ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:49 am
the EDGE wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:22 pm


Well the team are calling it the RP20

https://www.racingpointf1.com/car
Just like they were calling their 2018 car the RP19 at last year’s launch.
Isn’t that slightly different? The RP19 had the same chassis as the 2018 Force India and was a conservative evolution of it until the big ‘B-spec’ upgrade after the summer break. Or did they literally launch with a VJM11?
No, it was a VJM11 with a 2019-spec wing. The RP19 had a different tub and sidepods.
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