Racing Point to shift resources to 2020 car after Singapore


SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says the pink outfit will bring a final development update to its RP19 racer in Sinagpore before switching its focus to its 2020 contender.

A new package of aero updates helped bring Racing Point some much needed performance at Hockenheim earlier this summer, and progress has followed in Hungary and at Spa where Sergio Perez qualified 7th and concluded his race P6.

At Monza, the team's cars will likely run in a similar configuration to Spa - as both venues are low downforce, top-speed tracks - before the final batch of upgrades is implemented at Marina Bay in Singapore.

"We’ve made some significant progress over the last couple of months and the new direction we have taken with the updates since Germany is paying off," said Szafnauer in the team's Italian Grand Prix preview.

"We will bring further elements of our new aero philosophy in Singapore before we shift all our resources to the 2020 car.

"As ever, the middle of the grid remains incredibly tight," added the American.

"With the points being spread pretty evenly across a number of teams it’s not easy to make up a deficit, but we won’t give up.

"We’re only 11 points away from fifth place, for example, so there’s everything to play for with eight races to go."


Szafnauer is expecting Racing Point to be in the running for a good bag of points in Italy.

"Few tracks test a car to the limit as much as Monza does," he said.

"The focus is on top speed, but it’s also a big test for the brakes. I think we can be competitive again and we arrive in Monza determined to build on the momentum of our Spa result."

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