Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer believes the performance of the team’s 2020 car will allow Lance Stroll to improve his skills and compete among the top-10 on a regular basis.
After serving his apprenticeship in F1 with Williams for two seasons, the young Canadian logically moved for 2019 to the team taken over by his father, billionaire Lawrence Stroll.
While Sergio Perez consistently made the most of Racing Point’s RP19, outperforming his teammate throughout the year, it was Stroll who delivered to the pink outfit its best result thanks to a P4 finish at Hockenheim.
Neverthess, Stroll revealed a specific weakness in qualifying versus Perez, a shortfall that often complicated his task on Sundays.
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Szafnauer believes the strength of Racing Point’s RP20, as displayed in pre-season testing, should allow Stroll to move up the grid, from where the Canadian will be able to mix it with the top midfield contenders.