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F1 2019 entry list: New Force India name and rookie numbers revealed

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

Following the takeover of the outfit by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, it 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.

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

The entry list also confirmed the race numbers for F1’s rookies.

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

F1 returnee Robert Kubica will race with #88 for Williams, while new Toro Rosso signing Alexander Albon has not yet been allocated a permanent number.

Norris, Kubica and Giovinazzi have all chosen numbers already used since F1 changed its system for 2014, with #4 formerly belonging to Max Chilton, #88 previously raced by Rio Haryanto, and #99 used by Adrian Sutil.

F1 2019 entry list

Mercedes: 44 Lewis Hamilton, 77 Valtteri Bottas
Ferrari: 5 Sebastian Vettel, 16 Charles Leclerc
Red Bull-Honda: 10 Pierre Gasly, 33 Max Verstappen
Renault: 3 Daniel Ricciardo, 27 Nico Hulkenberg
Haas-Ferrari: 8 Romain Grosjean, 20 Kevin Magnussen
McLaren-Renault: 4 Lando Norris, 55 Carlos Sainz
Racing Point-Mercedes: 11 Sergio Perez, 18 Lance Stroll
Sauber-Ferrari: 7 Kimi Raikkonen, 99 Antonio Giovinazzi
Toro Rosso-Honda: 26 Daniil Kvyat, Alexander Albon*
Williams-Mercedes: 63 George Russell, 88 Robert Kubica
* race number TBA

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