Toro Rosso completes the transition to become AlphaTauri with a glitzy car launch-fashion show hybrid event, celebrating the new partnership between the Formula One team and AlphaTauri - the Red Bull fashion brand.
The AT01 was launched in a special event held in Red Bull's Hangar 7 in Salzburg - the team becoming the seventh team to show their 2020 colours, and team principal Franz Tost wasted no time in listing his ambitions for the team.
“I must say that we are very optimistic for this season,” said Tost. “Why? Because first of all, the car showed very good results in the wind tunnel. Second, Honda, our friends in Japan, made big progress in the winter months from the performance side as well as from the reliability side.
“Third, because we have two very good drivers. They showed it already last year. We just missed the middle of the podiums.
“We are really optimistic.”
“The team has performed well. We have a fantastic partner with AlphaTauri and I am really convinced that AlphaTauri will have successful season.”
Asked what would constitute a successful campaign, Tost added, “We must be within the first five in the constructors’ championship. Our biggest competitors are usually Renault, McLaren, Racing Point and Haas. The rest, we will see.”
AlphaTauri will complete their filming day at the Misano circuit on Saturday.
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