Since 2020 the former Toro Rosso team has been named AlphaTauri, after the clothing brand that is owned by Red Bull.
However, it seems that the changes are not just about changing of name, team colors and some formal details. In addition, the company gets a new status, at least relative to its older "sister" - Red Bull.
So, as Red Bull racing program Sports Director Helmut Marko said, the team's resources will be increased. All the available opportunities for Red Bull will now be available for AlphaTauri, that is, it is really gets closer in status to the top team. However, along with this, Marco stated that there is a time delay, so the team will not receive updates and new components at the same time as Red Bull will.
Nevertheless the principal of AlphaTauri Franz Tost is encouraged by the changes and more improvements from Red Bull and hopes his team will compete for the 5th place in the Constructors Cup.
"We are very optimistic for this season,” he explained - said Tost to Racefans.net. - First of all, the car showed very good results in the wind tunnel. For a second Honda, our friends in Japan, in Sakura, made big progress during the winter months from the performance side as well as from the reliability side. Third, we have two good drivers. They showed that already last year, we just missed the middle of the podiums."