Racing Point to regroup in Russia after "messy weekend in Singapore"

26-09-2019 14:11
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
F1 News
Racing Point to regroup in Russia after messy weekend in Singapore

SportPesa Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer is confident can bounce back after what he described as a "messy weekend" in Singapore, with Sergio Pérez suffering a mechanical retirement while Lance Stroll had a puncture, leaving the team empty-handed.

Amidst the midfield battle, in which Racing Point sit in seventh place with 46 points, although recent results have been encouraging. Pérez finished sixth in Belgium and followed that up with a P7 in Italy after superb defending to keep Max Verstappen behind him.

Their recent form made the weekend in Singapore all the more disappointing, although Szafnauer remains positive when looking back on it afterwards. 

"We had a messy weekend in Singapore, but took away some positives too," he analysed.

"The race pace was competitive, although we couldn't really demonstrate it given our starting positions and race circumstances.

"The race seemed to be coming to us, and it looked as though points were within reach, but we ran out of good fortune in the end. It's one to take on the chin and bounce back in Sochi this weekend.

"The updates we introduced in Singapore have given us a performance step and I think the races coming up will allow us to extract even more from them."

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