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Under its new ownership, Racing Point starts 2019 with a brighter future and more resources compared to the uncertainty of the end of the Force India era. The initial version of the RP19 hints at what's to come.
As Force India, this team made itself Formula 1's best of the rest and it should have achieved that again in 2018 but for its financial problems. After a bit of scurrying, it was bought by a consortium headed by Lawrence Stroll, father of new driver Lance Stroll, and it goes into this season in a very different situation.
During the years of Vijay Mallya's leadership, the team was kept alive but it was never quite able to take a long-term view on where it wanted to get to. And with the problem getting worse, something had to change.
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