Racing Point expecting to return to "best of the rest" in 2020

01-02-2020 13:15
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Racing Point expecting to return to best of the rest in 2020

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer expects his team to return to the heights of 2016 and 2017 this season and finish fourth in the constructors' championship, going back to their best of the rest status. Following financial problems, the team has new stability with Lawrence Stroll's injection of money and are looking to improve on last year's performance.

Racing Point, soon to become Aston Martin, finished seventh in the constructors' standings after a late season surge from star driver Sergio Perez saw them overcome Alfa Romeo, although they couldn't quite beat Toro Rosso.

Szafnauer told motorsport.com: “I think now we're normal, so next year I think you’ll see a car, even at the beginning of the year, that should be where where we normally are, which is the best of the rest.

“That's what we've got to aim to do. It isn't gonna be easy, because everybody wants to be best of the rest: McLaren, Renault, Toro Rosso, us and Sauber. Everyone’s aiming for that – although some are even aiming for top three despite there still being a gap.

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