All angles of Racing Points new livery

All angles of Racing Points new livery

Not only was this Canada's first F1 launch, but it marked the start of a new era for a team once owned by Canadian Alex Shnaider.

Racing Point's actual 2019 auto, to be known as the RP19, will be seen for the first time on the opening day of winter testing at Barcelona on Monday.

Stroll, 20, and his Mexican teammate wore pink Racing Point uniforms that match the car's colours as they talked about the upcoming season.

Sergio Perez believes that his team are able to finish on the podium and might even win a few races in the 2019 season.

Force India fell into administration last summer, but Lawrence Stroll led a consortium to reincarnate the outfit, which was subsequently renamed Racing Point, with the same 400 staff and facilities.

Sergio Perez will continue to compete for the team, having taken five podiums since joining in 2014, and previous year placed eighth in the standings.

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"There's been months of hard work ... so it's incredibly exciting to come to Canada and present our new identity", Szafnauer said, referring in part to the construction of the new cars in Silverstone, England. "We want to reduce the gap to the top teams".

SportPesa Company Director Adam Beighton added: "Equally important is the platform it provides us which enables us to say true to our mission; to build and develop grassroots and professional sport in the countries where we operate by bringing new opportunities to local communities". I want us to be the best of the rest once again.

Racing Point F1 drivers Stroll and Perez pose with team boss Szafnauer, and technical director Green, after unveiling their team's new auto. However having been unable to obtain the rights to use a suitable heritage name, the team has kept the Racing Point title.

Force India finished fourth in the constructors' championship in both 2016 and 2017 and would have beaten Renault to fourth past year as well had they not been forced to start from zero points again at the Belgian Grand Prix because they were a new legal entity following Stroll's takeover. My goal is to get back on the podium in 2019 as well.

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Mark Zwolinski is a sports reporter based in Toronto.