Confusion reigned over the status of Force India ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, with reports suggesting that the team may not be able to take part in the race at Spa-Francorchamps after the takeover by Williams driver Lance Stroll's billionaire father, Lawrence.
Racefans.net reported that Force India will require special dispensation in order to race in Belgium, with the Stroll-backed consortium now owning the team's hardware and personnel, although the team's racing licence has not transferred across.
As a result, Force India now need to enter F1 effectively as a new entity, which would wipe out any points accrued already in 2018 - the team is sixth in the constructors' standings after 12 races.
Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon and the rest of the team is in Belgium, set up in the Spa pit-lane, albeit with a slightly new look, shorn of many of the team's previous sponsors.
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