Racing Point defends pit call that cost Perez Imola F1 podium

Racing Point Formula 1 team technical director Andrew Green insists that the decision to pit Sergio Perez late in the Emilia Romagna GP was the right one at the time. The late stop cost Perez a potential third place and left him rueing a “painful” outcome that saw him eventually

Racing Point confirm seven COVID-19 cases | Planet F1

Racing Point have confirmed seven of their staff have tested positive for COVID-19 during the 2020 F1 season, including both drivers. Sergio Perez missed the two races at Silverstone in August after producing a positive test result for the coronavirus, while Lance Stroll sat out the Eifel Grand Prix at

Racing Point: Stoffel Vandoorne was the fallback | F1 News by PlanetF1

Mercedes test driver Stoffel Vandoorne would have been Racing Point’s “fallback” guy if Nico Hulkenberg hadn’t been able to get to the Nurburgring on Saturday. With Lance Stroll falling ill, Racing Point was on the phone to Hulkenberg early Saturday morning, asking him if he could get to the circuit

Perez says Racing Point ‘messed up’ qualifying strategy

Sergio Perez is braced for a “painful day” in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship for Racing Point at the Eifel GP after qualifying behind both Renaults in ninth. Racing Point is currently fourth in the standings, two points behind third-placed McLaren and five ahead of the Renault team, with Ferrari

Racing Point hires ex-Michael Jordan marketing chief

Racing Point has appointed Jefferson Slack, the former marketing chief for basketball star Michael Jordan and CEO of Inter Milan, as its new commercial managing director. Slack is the latest big-name appointment at the Formula 1 team ahead of its rebrand as Aston Martin for 2021, when it will be

Racing Point retain 'unfair advantage' for 2021

FIA technical director, Nikolas Tombazis, has confirmed Racing Point can use old parts from Mercedes without having to lose any development tokens. With the new regulations postponed until 2022, Formula 1 reintroduced a token system in a completely different guise to help keep the costs down. Most parts on the

Racing Point: Perez was ‘kept aware’ of F1 talks with Vettel

Sergio Perez was “kept aware” of Racing Point’s talks with Sebastian Vettel over a Formula 1 drive for 2021 before the team decided to replace him, according to Otmar Szafnauer. Perez announced on Wednesday that he would be leaving Racing Point at the end of the year after seven seasons

Racing Point withdraws appeal over RP20 ruling

Racing Point has become the latest team to withdraw from the RP20 appeals process, saying they are pleased with clarification the FIA has since provided. Racing Point were fined 400,000 Euros and deducted 15 points after their Mercedes-inspired rear brake ducts were found to be in breach of the Sporting

Racing Point expect decision in 'couple of months'

Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer says he and the team are expecting to wait a “couple of months” for a decision regarding appeals. After the FIA opted to fine them 400,000 Euros and deduct them 15 points for apparently copying Mercedes’ 2019 brake ducts, they quickly appealed the decision.