Scuderia AlphaTauri

Scuderia AlphaTauri, or simply AlphaTauri, is an Italian Formula One racing team and constructor. It is one of two Formula One constructors owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull, the other being Red Bull Racing. The constructor was rebranded for the 2020 Formula One World Championship from "Toro Rosso" to "AlphaTauri" in order to promote the AlphaTauri fashion brand.[6] According to Franz Tost and Helmut Marko, Scuderia AlphaTauri is no longer the junior team but the sister team to Red Bull Racing.[7]

Italy AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Scuderia Alpha-Tauri.svg
Full nameScuderia AlphaTauri
BaseFaenza, Italy
Team principal(s)Franz Tost
Team ManagerGraham Watson
Technical directorJody Egginton[1]
Founder(s)Dietrich Mateschitz
Websitescuderiaalphatauri.com
Previous nameScuderia Toro Rosso
2023 Formula One World Championship
Race drivers21. Netherlands Nyck de Vries[2]
22. Japan Yuki Tsunoda[3]
Test driversTBA
ChassisAT04
EngineHonda RBPT[4][5]
TyresPirelli
Formula One World Championship career
First entry2020 Austrian Grand Prix
Last entry2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Races entered61
EnginesHonda, RBPT
Constructors'
Championships
0
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories1
Podiums2
Points284
Pole positions0
Fastest laps1
2022 position9th (35 pts)

OriginsEdit

In September 2019, Toro Rosso announced their intention to change their naming rights for the 2020 championship.[8] It was announced on 1 December 2019 that the team had selected "AlphaTauri" as their new moniker to promote parent company Red Bull's fashion label of the same name by purchasing Toro Rosso's naming rights. Thus, they became Scuderia AlphaTauri and retired the Scuderia Toro Rosso moniker after fourteen years.[9] The team's involvement in Formula One can be traced back to the 1985 season when they first competed as Minardi. The team has been owned by Red Bull GmbH since the 2006 season.

Racing historyEdit

2020Edit

 
An AT01 driven by Pierre Gasly during pre-season testing

AlphaTauri had Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly drive for them in their debut season.[10] The team remained with the Honda engine, being the team's engine partner since the 2018 season.[11] Sérgio Sette Câmara, Sébastien Buemi, and Jüri Vips were signed as the team's test drivers.[12][13][14] The team achieved its first podium finish and race victory under the AlphaTauri name at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix, which also marked Pierre Gasly's first race victory and the first win for a French Formula One driver since Olivier Panis won the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix 24 years prior. AlphaTauri ended the year in 7th place on 107 points, 75 for Gasly and 32 for Kvyat.[15]

2021Edit

For the 2021 season, AlphaTauri retained Gasly and signed Yuki Tsunoda to replace Kvyat.[16][17] Gasly scored the team's first podium of the year by finishing in third place at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Gasly also consolidated this by finishing 4th at the Dutch and Mexico City Grands Prix. Tsunoda's best finish was 4th place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

2022Edit

Both drivers were retained for the 2022 season.[18] AlphaTauri used Red Bull-branded Honda engines due to the former's subsequent takeover of the Honda engine programme due to Honda exiting Formula One at following the 2021 season.[19]

2023Edit

Nyck de Vries and Yuki Tsunoda are due to be the team's drivers for the 2023 season, with Gasly moving to Alpine.[20][21] The team has announced PKN Orlen to become their principal partner for the season.[22]

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Points WCC
2020 AT01 Honda RA620H 1.6 V6 t P AUT STY HUN GBR 70A ESP BEL ITA TUS RUS EIF POR EMI TUR BHR SKH ABU 107 7th
  Pierre Gasly 7 15 Ret 7 11 9 8 1 Ret 9 6 5 Ret 13 6 11 8
  Daniil Kvyat 12  10 12 Ret 10 12 11 9 7 8 15 19 4 12 11 7 11
2021 AT02 Honda RA621H 1.6 V6 t P BHR EMI POR ESP MON AZE FRA STY AUT GBR HUN BEL NED ITA RUS TUR USA MXC SAP QAT SAU ABU 142 6th
  Pierre Gasly 17  7 10 10 6 3 7 Ret 9 11 5F 6 4 Ret 13 6 Ret 4 7 11 6 5
  Yuki Tsunoda 9 12 15 Ret 16 7 13 10 12 10 6 15 Ret DNS 17 14 9 Ret 15 13 14 4
2022 AT03 Red Bull RBPTH001 1.6 V6 t P BHR SAU AUS EMI MIA ESP MON AZE CAN GBR AUT FRA HUN BEL NED ITA SIN JPN USA MXC SAP ABU 35 9th
  Pierre Gasly Ret 8 9 12 Ret 13 11 5 14 Ret 15 12 12 9 11 8 10 18 14 11 14 14
  Yuki Tsunoda 8 DNS 15 7 12 10 17 13 Ret 14 16 Ret 19 13 Ret 14 Ret 13 10 Ret 17 11
Source:[23]
Notes
  • – Driver did not finish the Grand Prix but was classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • – Half points awarded as less than 75% of the race distance was completed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Discover The Scuderia AlphaTauri Managers!". Scuderia AlphaTauri. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  2. ^ "AlphaTauri announce Nyck de Vries for 2023 alongside Tsunoda". Formula1.com. 8 October 2022. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
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  4. ^ "Red Bull agree deal to run Honda engine technology until 2025". Formula1.com. 15 February 2021. Archived from the original on 15 February 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
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  7. ^ Delaney, Michael (16 February 2020). "Marko upgrades AlphaTauri from junior to sister bull team". F1i.com. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Toro Rosso to be renamed Alpha Tauri for 2020 season". ESPN.com. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  9. ^ Coch, Mat (29 September 2019). "Toro Rosso to be renamed AlphaTauri for 2020". speedcafe.com. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Toro Rosso to stick with Kvyat and Gasly in 2020". F1. Formula One World Championship. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  11. ^ Straw, Edd. "Toro Rosso announces 'multi-year' deal for Honda F1 engine supply". Autosport. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  12. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (9 March 2020). "Ex-McLaren F1 Reserve returns to Red Bull fold in Test Driver role". autosport.com. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Sébastien Buemi". SCUDERIA ALPHATAURI. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  14. ^ "F2 racer Vips handed Red Bull and AlphaTauri reserve duties for Turkish Grand Prix". 12 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  15. ^ "2020". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  16. ^ "AlphaTauri confirm Pierre Gasly is to remain with the team for 2021". Formula1.com. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Tsunoda to make F1 racing debut with AlphaTauri in 2021, in place of Kvyat". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  18. ^ Noble, Jonathon (10 September 2021). "Tsunoda surprised AlphaTauri handed him new F1 contract". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "Red Bull agree deal to run Honda engine technology until 2025". www.formula1.com. 15 February 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "Gasly to race for Alpine alongside Ocon in 2023 | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  21. ^ "Nyck de Vries to Race for Scuderia AlphaTauri | SCUDERIA ALPHATAURI". 8 October 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  22. ^ "PKN ORLEN is our new Principal Partner | SCUDERIA ALPHATAURI". 27 January 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  23. ^ "AlphaTauri – Grands Prix started". StatsF1. Retrieved 5 March 2021.

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