2019 Racing Point RP19
Offered by Bonhams | Paris, France | February 2, 2023
The Force India Formula One team had some pretty major financial and legal issues surrounding its owner Vijay Mallya and went bankrupt in 2018. The assets of the team (which could be traced back to Jordan Grand Prix) were bought by a group led by Lawrence Stroll. Racing Point would compete in F1 for two seasons: 2019 and 2020 before being re-branded as Aston Martin.
The RP19 was the team’s first car and competed in the 2019 season, during which the team employed drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez. For power, the RP19 used a Mercedes powerplant, specifically the turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 and a KERS system. This chassis has had its relatively modern engine removed.
The competition history for this chassis, #RP19-03, includes:
- 2019 Monaco Grand Prix – 12th (with Sergio Perez)
- 2019 Canadian Grand Prix – 12th (with Perez)
- 2019 French Grand Prix – 12th (with Perez)
- 2019 Austrian Grand Prix – 11th (with Perez)
- 2019 British Grand Prix – 17th (with Perez)
- 2019 Russian Grand Prix – 7th (with Perez)
- 2019 Japanese Grand Prix – 8th (with Perez)
- 2019 Mexican Grand Prix – 7th (with Perez)
- 2019 United States Grand Prix – 10th (with Perez)
- 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix – 9th (with Perez)
- 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – 7th (with Perez)
That’s a fair bit of points-scoring finishes for this chassis, which is about as new of an F1 car chassis as you’re likely going to be able to find on the open market. It’s coming directly from The Aston Martin F1 team, who has been slowly selling off cars with Bonhams over the last few years. Engineless, it is expected to fetch $120,000-$150,000. Click here for more info.