Force India becomes Racing Point

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FIA, the governing body of Formula 1, has confirmed that Force India – which became Racing Point Force India following the organization’s takeover in August by a consortium lead by Lawrence Stroll – will simply be named Racing Point in 2019.

Racing Point will compete with Lawrence’s son Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez behind the wheel.

The change means the Force India name will not be on the grid for the first time since Vijay Mallya took over the Spyker team in 2007.