Racing Point F1 Team boss Otmar Szafnauer has revealed that their current listed name in Formula 1’s recent 2019 entry list is only temporary and expected to be changed before the start of next season.

Otmar Szafnauer has been in the top job since the Belgian Grand Prix after taking the role off long-time boss, Bob Furnley who stepped down after the takeover.

Talking to this week, the American-Romanian CEO explained a new name would be decided before their cars hits the track in Melbourne next March. “It is just a placeholder to indicate future change which will take place and be announced before the 2019 season,” said Szafnauer.

The Silverstone’s outfit team name has fallen under the spotlight frequently over the year, especially after a brand new consortium led by Lawrence Stroll – father of 2019 contracted driver Lance – rescued the financially-ill team from falling into administration earlier in August.

The team became a new entry after the takeover resulting in sacrificing their hard earnt constructor’s points awarded under their “previous name”. The FIA encouraged the newly led team to run under the new name Racing Point F1 Team, however, the team officially chose to stick to there original name with the inclusion of “Racing Point” to become, Racing Point Force India.

With Racing Point F1 Team now up in the air, time will tell how the pink outfit team will represent themselves next season with the ability to change their team name at whatever point before to the first race in Australia regardless of their name on the 2019 Formula One entry list.

Images via Racing Point Force India.

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Luke McCullough

Melbourne Based - 17 Grand Prix attendances and counting in Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Austria and Great Britain.