SportPesa Racing Point still looking to overtake McLaren despite poor form!

24-08-2019 13:56
by Adam Newton
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SportPesa Racing Point still looking to overtake McLaren despite poor form!

SportPesa Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer has revealed that his team will continue to push this season in their attempt to regain P4 in the constructors' standings, a position they held in 2016 and 2017, when they were known as Force India.

The team sit down in eighth as it stands, with Lance Stroll's impressive fourth placed finish in Germany the team's only points in the last five races.

It's not been Racing Point's best season, with senior driver Sergio Perez struggling to find form, failing to score since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Szafnauer told Reuters: “We have the same people, the same process, even better tools and more funding so it’s just a matter of time.

“The second half of the season should be a lot closer to where we’ve been in the past. Renault had better watch out.  We took such a hit last year because of the difficulties that we had.

“We were on the back foot because when we were making decisions back in May and June (2018) about this year’s car, we had no money.  So we compromised this year’s car and I didn’t really understand the impact of those compromises until this year.

“Now we’re trying to unravel some of those things because we do have funding that we can spend on performance, which is what we’re chasing now.”

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