On his 67th birthday a couple of days in the past, Franz Tost was doing what he loves most: work.
“As regular, I used to be at the workplace at seven o’clock and got here residence after darkish,” says the head of the AlphaTauri workforce.
Formula 1 specialist Tost, who has lived in Faenza close to Bologna for 17 years due to his closeness to the Red Bull coaching workforce, agrees: “Test drives in Bahrain will begin at the finish of February. Our automotive has to work, after all, 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 workforce Red Bull in New York: “It’s Fashion Week right here, so we’re going there,” Tost continues. AlphaTauri is the vogue model of the Red Bull Group and the principal sponsor of the youth workforce.
Tost is thought for his outspokenness and has a watch on Germany as he spent most of his motorsport profession there. First in Willy Weber’s Formula 3 workforce, 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 by means of Germany’s Formula 1 growth in the Nineteen Nineties and the first decade of the new millennium, Tost has a transparent view of why there’s little curiosity in the land of poets and thinkers nowadays.
“Germany is damaged. It can be felt even in soccer,” says Tost SPORTS1. “I’m positive that the lack of curiosity in the final World Cup can be because of the unhealthy outcomes of the nationwide workforce. If they’d reached the ultimate, half of Germany would have watched the video games in Qatar. One factor is obvious: individuals want heroes, not steel heroes, however flesh and bones.”
Regarding Formula 1, in keeping with Tost, it was: “They needed to see Michael Schumacher win, not an engine or a Mercedes automotive. 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 youngsters needed to play tennis.”
Toast: “I’d prefer to see Schumacher in the Alfa Tauri”
Alone: According to Toast, Mick Schumacher could have created a new euphoria. “He could have been a new character, however sadly he is out of top quality now. Shame. I wish to see him in AlfaTauri, not due to the identify, 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 in the finish.”
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)
It’s not unhealthy that Schumacher is now Mercedes’ third driver, however: “You’re solely in the highlight when you’re at all times in the highlight. You solely do it as a pilot.”
That’s why it is vital that Mick will get again on the pitch as quickly as attainable. It’s not unimaginable, however it’s not simple both.”
One factor is obvious: 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 in the prime of his profession at age 35, is a daily driver for the common Haas workforce. He changed Mick Schumacher there, of all individuals.
It was a poor change for F1’s curiosity in Germany.