The rebranded Force India team is expected to retain its pink livery for the 2019 Formula 1 season.

It was confirmed in the official 2019 F1 entry list published by the FIA on Friday that Force will be renamed Racing Point F1 from next season, which will see the Force India name disappear from the sport.

Former team boss Vijay Mallya purchased the Spyker squad at the end of the 2007 season, with the team’s origins stemming from the Jordan Grand Prix outfit that went on to become Midland F1 Racing in 2006.

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The full rebrand follows the team’s takeover by a Lawrence Stroll-led consortium, which rescued Force India from administration earlier this year following off-track financial issues.

It competed as Racing Point Force India for the rest of the 2018 campaign having forfeited its previous points tally at mid-season, before recovering to finish in seventh spot in the constructors’ standings.

Despite its takeover and re-naming, Racing Point is set to keep its striking pink livery that debuted in 2017 after signing a major sponsorship deal with Austrian-based water technology firm BWT.

Team principal Otmar Szafnauer said during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend that he is “99 percent sure” the team’s livery will remain unchanged.

The team will field Lance Stroll alongside Sergio Perez in its driver line-up for the 2019 season, after the Canadian’s anticipated switch from Williams was finally announced following post-season testing in Abu Dhabi.

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