On his 67th birthday just a few days in the past, Franz Tost was doing what he loves most: work.
“As common, I used to be on the workplace at seven o’clock and got here dwelling after darkish,” says the top of the AlphaTauri staff.
Formula 1 specialist Tost, who has lived in Faenza close to Bologna for 17 years due to his closeness to the Red Bull coaching staff, agrees: “Test drives in Bahrain will begin on the finish of February. Our automobile has to work, in fact, that is what I’m enthusiastic about.” (NEWS: All present details about Formula 1)
More: The launch of the new AlphaTauri will happen in early February with sister staff Red Bull in New York: “It’s Fashion Week right here, so we’re going there,” Tost continues. AlphaTauri is the style model of the Red Bull Group and the principle sponsor of the youth staff.
Tost is understood for his outspokenness and has an eye fixed on Germany as he spent most of his motorsport profession there. First in Willy Weber’s Formula 3 staff, the place the Schumacher brothers Michael and Ralf, amongst others, started their careers. After that, the Austrian managed the logistics of BMW in Formula 1 for a very long time. (DATA: Formula 1 race calendar)
Formula 1: Germany longs for heroes
Having lived via Germany’s Formula 1 growth within the Nineties and the primary decade of the new millennium, Tost has a transparent view of why there’s little curiosity within the land of poets and thinkers as of late.
“Germany is damaged. It can be felt even in soccer,” says Tost SPORTS1. “I’m certain that the shortage of curiosity within the final World Cup can be as a result of dangerous outcomes of the nationwide staff. If that they had reached the ultimate, half of Germany would have watched the video games in Qatar. One factor is evident: folks want heroes, not steel heroes, however flesh and bones.”
Regarding Formula 1, in response to Tost, it was: “They wished to see Michael Schumacher win, not an engine or a Mercedes automobile. Only heroes make a splash. As proven by Michael Schumacher. The second instance is Boris Becker. Until then, curiosity in tennis was reserved just for rich residents. This modified dramatically with the success of Boris and Steffi Graf. Suddenly all the children wished to play tennis.”
Toast: “I’d wish to see Schumacher within the Alfa Tauri”
Alone: According to Toast, Mick Schumacher may have created a new euphoria. “He may have been a new character, however sadly he is out of first-class now. Shame. I want to see him in AlfaTauri, not due to the title, however due to his expertise and talents. Because you will not simply win Formula 3 and Formula 2 championships. But, sadly, it did not work out ultimately.”
As a Ferrari junior, Schumacher didn’t match into the Red Bull construction. Nick de Vries took the place. (All Formula 1 races on LIVETICKER)
Formula 1: Mick Schumacher is the new reserve driver at Mercedes 2 after 10
It’s not dangerous that Schumacher is now Mercedes’ third driver, however: “You’re solely within the highlight in the event you’re at all times within the highlight. You solely do it as a pilot.”
That’s why it is essential that Mick will get again on the pitch as quickly as attainable. It’s not unattainable, however it’s not simple both.”
One factor is evident: Schumacher’s comeback is essential for Formula D. Tost: “Mick’s profession defines the curiosity in Germany. Nico Hulkenberg cannot do it alone.”
Background: Emmericher, who’s within the prime of his profession at age 35, is a daily driver for the common Haas staff. He changed Mick Schumacher there, of all folks.
It was a poor trade for F1’s curiosity in Germany.