Racing Point aim to turn water into wine

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Published on February 17, 2020 - Duration: 00:49s
The Racing Point Formula One team unveil their pink car or the 2020 season.

Racing Point aim to turn water into wine

SHOWS: MONDSEE, AUSTRIA (FEBRUARY 17, 2020 (RACING POINT VIDEO NEWS RELEASE - ACCESS ALL) 1.

RACING POINT DRIVERS LANCE STROLL (LEFT) AND SERGIO PEREZ UNVEILING THE 2020 CAR 2.

DETAILS OF NEW CAR 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TEAM PRINCIPAL OTMAR SZAFNAUER SAYING: "I predict that before the race they will both be drinking water and after the race this year both of them will be on the podium at least once drinking the champagne." 4.

VARIOUS CLOSE UPS OF CAR STORY: The Racing Point Formula One team will start the season with a water company as new title sponsor but podium champagne the target.

The Silverstone-based outfit ended up seventh overall last year, after predecessors Force India finished fourth in 2016 and 2017.

"I predict that before the race they will both be drinking water," team principal Otmar Szafnauer said of drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez at the launch of the new, and still very pink, RP20 car at water technology company BWT's Austrian headquarters.

"And after the race this year both of them will be on the podium at least once drinking the champagne." BWT have pledged to donate a well in Gambia for every race at which the team scores a point.

They scored in 14 of the 21 last season.

Canadian Stroll, son of team owner Lawrence, and Mexican Perez make up an unchanged line-up -- the latter starting his seventh year with the team -- and both have experience of the podium.

McLaren's

Class="kln">Carlos Sainz and the Toro Rosso pair of Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat all made the top three last season in a championship dominated by Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

In 2018, in Azerbaijan, Perez was the only driver from outside the top three teams to stand on the podium.

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