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‘Stroll's investment allowed for pink Mercedes'

Racing Point had long been wanting to switch to the Mercedes aerodynamic philosophy but wasn't able to do so because of finances. That changed when Lawrence Stroll brought the team in 2018. Powered by Mercedes with the car also sporting a gearbox from Brackley, team boss Otmar Szafnauer says Racing Point had for many years been wanting to follow Mercedes' philosophy. That, though, was hampered by their starting point and a lack of funds. Given that the team was often forced to carry over parts from one season to the next to save money, it wasn't until Stroll's investment that they were able to completely scrap the old car and start fresh. Fresh resulted in the pink Mercedes. 'We have been...
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