On his 67th birthday on January 20, AlphaTauri workforce chief Franz Tost did what he loves finest: work. “As standard, I used to be at the workplace at seven o’clock and obtained dwelling after darkish.” After all, in accordance with the Tyrolean, who has lived in Faenza close to Bologna for 17 years as a result of of AlfaTauri, the Red Bull coaching workforce: “check drives will begin at the finish of February in Bahrain. Our automotive has to work, of course, that is what I’m enthusiastic about.”
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.” Background: AlphaTauri is a rustic trend model. Red Bull Group and the most important sponsor of the youth workforce.
Having lived by Germany’s Formula 1 growth in the 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 today. Tost to Auto Bild: “Germany is damaged. It might be felt even in soccer. I’m certain that the lack of curiosity in the final World Cup can also be as a result of the poor efficiency of the nationwide workforce. If they’d reached the remaining, half of Germany would have watched the video games in Qatar. One factor is obvious: individuals want heroes, not metallic heroes, however flesh and bones.”
Alone: According to Toast, Mick Schumacher may have created a brand new euphoria. “He may have been a brand new character, however sadly he is out of top quality now. Shame. I wish to see him in AlfaTauri, not as a result of of the identify, however as a result of of his expertise and skills. Because you will not simply win Formula 3 and Formula 2 championships. But sadly it did not work out in the finish.” As Ferrari’s understudy, Schumacher did not match into the Red Bull construction. Nick de Vries took the place.
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.