Canadian F1 driver Lance Stroll excited as team unveils new car

Drivers Lance Stroll, left, and Sergio Perez pose with SportPesa Racing Point F1's car at a press conference at the Canadian International AutoShow. (Chris Young/CP)

TORONTO — Canadian Formula One driver Lance Stroll joined teammate Sergio Perez on stage today for the official launch of the new SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team.

The event in Toronto was a chance for the newest F1 team to show off the car that will be driven in the 21 races this season, beginning March 17 in Melbourne, Australia.

It’s the first time in the history of racing that an F1 team has unveiled its new car exclusively in Canada.

Stroll, 20, and his Mexican teammate wore pink Racing Point uniforms that match the car’s colours as they talked about the upcoming season.

Stroll, who joined the team last November after two seasons with Williams, said having the launch in his native country was a dream come true.

Formerly known as Force India, the team was bought last August by a group of businessmen led by the Canadian driver’s father, Quebec billionaire Lawrence Stroll.

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