AlphaTauri’s new CEO Peter Bayer has revealed the Italian crew have selected their new “id” for the 2024 season – as he additionally referred to as their outgoing Crew Principal Franz Tost a “genius”.
AlphaTauri are presently present process wholesale adjustments which contain long-time Crew Principal, Tost, leaving his put up and turning into a marketing consultant in 2024, with Laurent Mekies – former Ferrari Assistant Crew Principal and Race Director – set to take over subsequent 12 months.
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There have additionally been rumours that the crew is ready to be rebranded subsequent season. Talking in Qatar final weekend, Bayer, who solely got here onboard as CEO earlier this 12 months, says a call has already been taken in regards to the crew’s id in 2024.
“Discussions are going very nicely, sadly I can not disclose but what the identify will probably be,” stated Bayer. “The shareholders have selected the id of the crew, we’ll transfer a bit nearer to the Pink Bull household.
“It’s an thrilling interval to see the delivery of a Components 1 crew, it’s a singular expertise, I’m very pleased to reside by way of that.”
Bayer was additionally requested what he had realized since coming onboard from the skilled Tost. He replied: “Franz is an unimaginable mentor, and he has a lot expertise that in any state of affairs he could have recommendation and he was extraordinarily supportive with me.
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“I spent a lot time with him that typically I stated to him the opposite day ‘I hope I really don’t annoy you as a result of I’m spending all this time with you’, and he stated ‘no, no, no I would like you and the crew to succeed, and I wish to make it possible for I move every little thing on to you that I do know’.
“I feel Franz is a genius in relation to drivers and to know the place they’re mentally, bodily, and he retains telling me that now we have to make it possible for the drivers are on prime of their recreation in relation to bodily preparation.
“However we additionally have to make it possible for after they step up from Components 2 to Components 1, they want a variety of assist, they want a variety of preparation for that, bodily, mentally, simulator driving, [it’s] very, crucial.
“Earlier automobile testing is a vital ingredient, so it is advisable make investments into them in any other case they might come into Components 1, and it could be very difficult for them.”
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