Racing Point(previously known as Force India) is bringing in a host of changes for the 2019 season.
Having already changed its name, Racing Point is now looking at new sponsors coming in and also a change in its livery colours for the 2019 season.
After being brought out of administration by a Lawrence Stroll led consortium, Racing Point would be hoping that they can have a controversy free season this time round, one where they can successfully be the ‘best of the rest’ and maybe even challenge Red Bull, considering the Honda engine change that they have had.
Now, reports have suggested that a new sponsor would be coming on board for Racing Point. SportPesa, an Africa based sports betting platform is almost certain to sponsor Racing Point for the 2019 season.
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— Racing Point Force India F1 (@ForceIndiaF1) January 26, 2019
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The two parties have agreed upon a $15 million deal, one that could see SportPesa get some coverage on the Racing Point livery too.
There were reports about Racing Point completely dropping the ‘pink’ from their livery, but a a Sports Business report has now confirmed that the livery will be a combination of pink and blue.
“The $15m mark is important because this is the fee BWT is thought to have paid Force India for its main partnership position,” the report said.
— Pitpass.com (@pitpassdotcom) January 24, 2019
“Sport Business cannot confirm that SportPesa has acquired team title rights as part of the deal, but can reveal that the team will change its racing colours to pink and blue this season,” the report added.
Are you excited for the new pink and blue Racing Point livery?