Former Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde has slammed the new name of Red Bull's sister Formula 1 team.
The team formerly known as Toro Rosso and Scuderia AlphaTauri was officially revealed as Visa Cash App RB for the 2024 Formula 1 season, leaving many unimpressed with the new moniker.
Fans have expressed their displeasure since the new name was teased on Instagram and now an ex-F1 driver has weighed in with his thoughts.
Van der Garde drove for Caterham in the 2013 season and now works as a television pundit in his home country of the Netherlands. When the 38-year-old raced in Formula 1, his team was simply named 'Caterham F1 Team' rather than having a specific brand identity.
The Dutch driver took to X to relay his feelings, claiming that Visa Cash App RB is not an 'appropriate name for a Formula One team.'
Negative reaction to Visa Cash App RB team name
Other accounts also took the time to respond to the official announcement of the team name, with the Silverstone track's X profile joking that they may still refer to the team as 'Minardi', who last raced in 2005 before being purchased by Red Bull.
Some also claimed that the team will remain 'Toro Rosso' in their eyes, while many social media users attempted to figure out the best way to pronounce this new team.
'V-CARB' seems to be the general consensus, but there is a concern that the shortened version might be a bit too close to the expression 'V-card'.
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