2019 Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team - Mercedes

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Interesting first race for racing point. One car in the points, just not the one everyone thought it would be. Lot of new parts on the car to understand. Think they will be in better shape the next race.

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Lance surprisingly competitive and had the measure of Checo this weekend. Congrats to him showing it isn't all about the money!

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kptaylor wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Lance surprisingly competitive and had the measure of Checo this weekend. Congrats to him showing it isn't all about the money!
not really he was well beaten in qualiy and got lucky in that he avoided the givo train by not pitting early if perez did the same he would have been far higher up. perez was only the 3rd real pit stop on lap 13 while stroll stayed out until lap 27. so no he did't have the messure lost quali and got lucky with traffic..

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So being a tenth slower in Q1 is well beaten? He also was blocked on his last Q1 attempt. Then in the race he got his usual good start and gained two positions, By lap 13 he was only 2 positions behind perez when perez pitted. I don't think this is going to be the one sided battle some posters predicted.

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marmer wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:42 pm
kptaylor wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Lance surprisingly competitive and had the measure of Checo this weekend. Congrats to him showing it isn't all about the money!
not really he was well beaten in qualiy and got lucky in that he avoided the givo train by not pitting early if perez did the same he would have been far higher up. perez was only the 3rd real pit stop on lap 13 while stroll stayed out until lap 27. so no he did't have the messure lost quali and got lucky with traffic..
Well beaten?

It's clear haters will see what they want.

His first race in a new team that can get results, he beats his teammate and gets a good result.
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Perez: Stroll has stronger race pace than Ocon, Hulkenberg
Sergio Perez wrote:"In a way Esteban and Nico were quite a similar approach and they always seemed to struggle a lot with race pace," Perez said.

"But with Lance, his race pace is, from all the teammates, the closest to mine.

"He's already, on Sundays, quite good. I was quite surprised because going for a long run I seemed to find it a bit easier with my previous teammates, but it's not the case now.

"He [Stroll] has a good understanding for Sundays. It's good, it's what you need to score points, especially with this tight midfield."
"The surprise was already when we met Lance to see the speed – it just proves that it's so hard to judge someone," Perez added.

"It's so much related to your car performance in F1.

"He has the speed, the talent. He works hard. I think he's going to be constantly scoring points, which is great for the team.

"To finish fourth in the constructors you need both cars to score points every weekend.

"He got the maximum out of the car, together with the team and strategy [in Australia]. It's what we need from now to Abu Dhabi."
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Racing Point is locking in their position as 9th fastest team. But still very much in the midfield pack as Australia points showed.

Looks like Stroll Sr.'s purchase of Force India has moved Stroll up the grid from 20th (behind teammate Sirotkin) to 18th (behind teammate Perez). That's an expensive improvement.

There does seem to be a consistent difference between Ocon/Sirotkin being better in qualy, and Perez/Stroll being better in races. Why? Setup? Difference between ability to hang it out 100% over 1 lap vs. ability to drive at consistent 99% over 30 lap stint?

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Perez did a 1:29.0 in testing today. That's 7 tenths faster than his fastest lap in qualifying. Is Racing Point already testing upgrades which put them a significant step forward?

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Not sure if they use same tires as Bahrain QF.
Otmar Szafnauer stating that they had only unlocked half of the potential of the new parts by the end of the race in Bahrain

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LM10 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Perez did a 1:29.0 in testing today. That's 7 tenths faster than his fastest lap in qualifying. Is Racing Point already testing upgrades which put them a significant step forward?
C3 was softest/quali tire for Bahrain GP, they used C5 in test to do 1.29.0.

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Racing Point unveils plans for £25m F1 factory at Silverstone site
Autosport wrote:The plan is to have construction complete in time for the 2021 Formula 1 season. The images were exclusively revealed in this month's F1 Racing magazine, which goes on sale on Thursday April 4.

"This is a new chapter, the dawn of a new era and there is huge energy from the shareholders to invest and help the team become a regular podium contender in the future," said Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer.

"The team has never been more stable or in better hands and this project aims to attract and retain the best staff in Formula 1."

Racing Point's current factory is based opposite the gates to the Silverstone grand prix circuit, covering an area of three acres.

It was originally built for the Jordan squad's Formula 1 debut in 1991 and has housed the various iterations of the team since then, including Midland, Spyker and Force India.

But the factory has long been outgrown by the staffing levels required for a modern F1 organisation and is in critical need of redevelopment.

Over the past decade, the team's headcount has grown substantially. Last August, when Racing Point took over, staffing levels had increased to 405 from the 280 in 2009.

Since then the team has added another 20 employees and plans to expand by an additional 180 over the next two years as it seeks an ambitious push in performance.

When the consortium, headed up by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, took over Force India in the summer, one of the priorities was to look at developing the Dadford Road base.

Since then a deal has been struck to purchase the land around the site to increase the size of the Racing Point HQ ten-fold, to 30 acres.

There is a two-stage redevelopment of their site, with the first phase already underway. At present an overspill of 125 employees are based at a second location in Brackley, but they are being moved into Dadford Road with rented Portakabins housing staff in the car parks around the factory.

Warehouse space is also being rented for the team's simulator and race operations room in the industrial units close to its current base.

The team's philosophy has been to outsource much of the construction of its chassis, but the plan for the new facility is to create a manufacturing centre of excellence to bring car build in-house.

The ratio of personnel employed between the design office and manufacturing will be determined by the make-up of the 2021 regulations - which have yet to be finalised by the sport's governing body.

"Our new facility will be able to house the expansion we have planned of increasing staffing levels to around 600," Szafnauer told F1 Racing.

"We need everyone under one roof, we want to expand our manufacturing output, create a nice canteen, some office space, meeting rooms and a gym for our employees - everything we don't have at the moment.

"But we don't plan for it to be too opulent. We still need to retain our DNA and our racer's ethos, so it will be purpose-built for performance."

The plans to upgrade the factory to a new state-of-the-art, sustainable building is an indication of Stroll's long-term commitment to F1 and a boost to the Motorsport Valley economy around Silverstone and in the UK - particularly in the uncertain political landscape.

Our sister website Motorsport Jobs has a list of the current vacancies available at the Racing Point team.
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The Factory is a mess of old warehouse with bits added on and limited budgets. This will make a massive difference to the team .The farmer will be sitting on a nice retirement pot now for sure =D>

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Looks like a mini putt course out back

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nowhere near enough parking mind

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Morteza wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Racing Point unveils plans for £25m F1 factory at Silverstone site
Autosport wrote:The plan is to have construction complete in time for the 2021 Formula 1 season. The images were exclusively revealed in this month's F1 Racing magazine, which goes on sale on Thursday April 4.

"This is a new chapter, the dawn of a new era and there is huge energy from the shareholders to invest and help the team become a regular podium contender in the future," said Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer.

"The team has never been more stable or in better hands and this project aims to attract and retain the best staff in Formula 1."

Racing Point's current factory is based opposite the gates to the Silverstone grand prix circuit, covering an area of three acres.

It was originally built for the Jordan squad's Formula 1 debut in 1991 and has housed the various iterations of the team since then, including Midland, Spyker and Force India.

But the factory has long been outgrown by the staffing levels required for a modern F1 organisation and is in critical need of redevelopment.

Over the past decade, the team's headcount has grown substantially. Last August, when Racing Point took over, staffing levels had increased to 405 from the 280 in 2009.

Since then the team has added another 20 employees and plans to expand by an additional 180 over the next two years as it seeks an ambitious push in performance.

When the consortium, headed up by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, took over Force India in the summer, one of the priorities was to look at developing the Dadford Road base.

Since then a deal has been struck to purchase the land around the site to increase the size of the Racing Point HQ ten-fold, to 30 acres.

There is a two-stage redevelopment of their site, with the first phase already underway. At present an overspill of 125 employees are based at a second location in Brackley, but they are being moved into Dadford Road with rented Portakabins housing staff in the car parks around the factory.

Warehouse space is also being rented for the team's simulator and race operations room in the industrial units close to its current base.

The team's philosophy has been to outsource much of the construction of its chassis, but the plan for the new facility is to create a manufacturing centre of excellence to bring car build in-house.

The ratio of personnel employed between the design office and manufacturing will be determined by the make-up of the 2021 regulations - which have yet to be finalised by the sport's governing body.

"Our new facility will be able to house the expansion we have planned of increasing staffing levels to around 600," Szafnauer told F1 Racing.

"We need everyone under one roof, we want to expand our manufacturing output, create a nice canteen, some office space, meeting rooms and a gym for our employees - everything we don't have at the moment.

"But we don't plan for it to be too opulent. We still need to retain our DNA and our racer's ethos, so it will be purpose-built for performance."

The plans to upgrade the factory to a new state-of-the-art, sustainable building is an indication of Stroll's long-term commitment to F1 and a boost to the Motorsport Valley economy around Silverstone and in the UK - particularly in the uncertain political landscape.

Our sister website Motorsport Jobs has a list of the current vacancies available at the Racing Point team.
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Who built their chassis? McLaren?