Force India is planning to change its name for the 2019 F1 season, team principal Otmar Szafnauer has confirmed.
“We are making those plans,” Szafnauer confirmed in response to a question from RaceFans. He said the final name hasn’t been decided but it will be chosen “well in time” to be approved by the F1 Commission.
The team had considered a name change before its sale. Szafnauer believes it will be “easier” to settle on a name following the change of ownership.
“I think in the last year some of the considerations were around selling the team. That bit of it’s taken away. We just have to come up with the right name that will last a long time.”
Force India originally entered the team as Jordan in 1991. It went through three changes of names after Eddie Jordan sold his team, becoming Midland, Spyker and finally Force India in consecutive seasons from 2006 to 2008.
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19 comments on “Force India planning new name for 2019 season”
20th October 2018, 14:02
May i propose ‘The Bay City Strollers’?
20th October 2018, 18:54
20th October 2018, 14:03
S&P Racing (not Standard and Poor’s) seems apt considering the financials.
20th October 2018, 14:23
@webtel – LOL
20th October 2018, 14:14
Title sponsor could be Daddies (tomato ketchup etc.)
Vettel fan 17 (@)
20th October 2018, 14:15
Strolling to Victory F1 team or STV for short
20th October 2018, 15:00
20th October 2018, 15:10
I vote for Strength South Asia, it’d be more inclusive.
Dani B. Molina (@esmiz)
20th October 2018, 15:17
Adrian Hancox (@ahxshades)
20th October 2018, 19:06
Dani B. Molina (@esmiz)
21st October 2018, 11:58
Yes, I noted it and I wanted to add it, but don’t know how to edit. :P
20th October 2018, 16:06
I like force India. Maybe because I am Indian, I will always remember force India as a team who hooked me up in F1 since fisicella’s awesome quali performance in spa.
bull mello (@bullmello)
20th October 2018, 16:17
20th October 2018, 16:25
Whatever it is just make it a bit more interesting than ‘Racing Point’…
20th October 2018, 17:00
Bruce McLaren F1 and run in Papaya orange livery. F1 needs more controversies.
20th October 2018, 17:15
The just-published sporting regulations state quite clearly that
The application includes the name of the team, make of the car, make of the engine, and names of drivers.
Side note: It would be nice if the articles that are basically carbon-copies of what all the other sites have would be flagged as such, in order to differentiate from the actual quality content produced “in-house”.
20th October 2018, 17:35
Jordan F1, please?
20th October 2018, 19:11
Painted bright yellow with black sidepods and an anteater painted on the nose, pretty please
21st October 2018, 15:42
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