RP20 irons out bumps of 2019 car – Racing Point’s Green

by Findlay Grant

Racing Point F1 Team technical director, Andrew Green, is confident that this year’s car, the RP20, will rectify the problems which plagued the RP19.

The car has been built from the ground up, which Green hopes will reduce the potential for balance issues, also improving stability on high downforce circuits – the two main issues they experienced in 2019.

He said: “The RP20 is entirely new, meaning that there’s very little carryover from our 2019 car. For 2020, we designed the car from scratch, starting from almost a blank sheet of paper – which is very exciting, because the team hasn’t been in a position to do this in a very long time.

“We’ve applied everything that we’ve learnt over the past seasons, combined this with what we’ve seen adopted by some of our competitors, and we’ve given it our best shot at optimising the final season of these present regulations.”

Green said the team are committed to learn from last year, using the experience to perform as best as they can this season.

“I’m very much looking forward to the new season. We’ve got high aspirations for this coming campaign – but to us these feel realistic. Our difficult season last year was a good learning experience.

“And now, in 2020, we get to do what we’ve wanted to do for a very long time – to show what we’re really capable of doing,” he concluded.

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