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Force India name vanishes from F1 for 2019

The Force India name will disappear from Formula 1 next year, with the team being officially renamed Racing Point F1.

Force India name vanishes from F1 for 2019

Following the takeover of the outfit by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, it had retained its Force India moniker for its team and chassis.

However in the official 2019 F1 entry list that was published by the FIA on Friday night, it was confirmed the Silverstone-based squad would be fully rebranded.

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It will bring an end to the Force India name which has been present in F1 since former team boss Vijay Mallya took over the Spyker team at the end of the 2007 campaign.

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The entry list also confirmed the race numbers for the majority of F1’s 2019 class of rookies.

McLaren’s Lando Norris will race with #4, Williams’ George Russell will have #63 and Sauber’s Antonio Giovinazzi will run with #99.

Toro Rosso's Alexander Albon is yet to reveal his number, but F1 returnee Robert Kubica will race with #88 on his Williams.

Elsewhere, there are revised team names, most notably with Scuderia Ferrari adding the Mission Winnow tag to its official entry, while Haas F1 has added new sponsor Rich Energy to its name.

Formula 1 2019 entry list:

No. Driver Company Team Chassis Engine
44  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes Mercedes
77  Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes Mercedes
5  Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari SPA  Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari Ferrari
16  Charles Leclerc Ferrari SPA  Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari Ferrari
10  Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing Limited Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull Honda
33  Max Verstappen  Red Bull Racing Limited Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull Honda
3  Daniel Ricciardo  Renault Sport Racing Limited Renault F1 Team Renault Renault
27  Nico Hulkenberg  Renault Sport Racing Limited Renault F1 Team Renault Renault
8  Romain Grosjean Haas Formula LLC Rich Energy Haas F1 Team Haas Ferrari 
20   Kevin Magnussen  Haas Formula LLC Rich Energy Haas F1 Team Haas  Ferrari 
55   Carlos Sainz  McLaren Racing Limited McLaren F1 Team  McLaren  Renault 
 Lando Norris McLaren Racing Limited McLaren F1 Team  McLaren  Renault 
11   Sergio Perez Racing Point UK Limited Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point Mercedes 
18   Lance Stroll  Racing Point UK Limited Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point Mercedes 
 Kimi Raikkonen Sauber Motorsport AG Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber  Ferrari 
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber Motorsport AG Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber  Ferrari 
26   Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA  Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda  Scuderia Toro Rosso  Honda 
TBC  Thailand Alexander Albon  Scuderia Toro Rosso SPA  Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda  Scuderia Toro Rosso  Honda
63   George Russell Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Williams Racing Williams Mercedes 
88  Poland Robert Kubica Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Williams Racing Williams  Mercedes 
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