Lawrence Stroll sees no reason why Racing Point, the team emerging from the ashes of Force India, cannot challenge Red Bull and knock on the door of Mercedes and Ferrari's title fight in Formula 1. Canadian billionaire bought the team out of administration in the summer and his impact is now starting to be felt.
With a new name on the FIA's 2019 F1 entry list and the presence of son Lance in the team, Stroll is finally beginning to put his stamp on the team ahead of 2019.
Force India finished fourth in the constructors' standings in 2016 and 2017, despite a budget dwarfed by many other teams on the grid.
Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez combined for the fifth-highest points tally in 2018, but the team finished seventh after having their points reset following Stroll's takeover and he has already begun setting lofty targets.
"With the right funding, the right leadership, the right motivation, there's no reason we shouldn't have high expectations," he told the New York Times .
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