The former Toro Rosso team unveiled their new F1 car for 2020, the first under the new AlphaTauri name, AT01, as part of an event at Red Bull’s Hangar 7 base in Salzburg.
Red Bull decided to rename their second team to AlphaTauri, the name of their fashion brand that was launched in 2016, making the Toro Rosso name go down in history after 14 years. The full name of the new team is Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda.
Toro Rosso made their Formula One debut in 2006 when they were only team to use Cosworth’s V10 engines limited to 15,000 rpm, in a season when other teams used V8 engines and won their first pole position, podium and win in 2008 Italian GP with Sebastian Vettel powered by Ferrari V8 engine.
The second podium waited until 2019, when in Germany Kvyat finished third behind Verstappen and Vettel, and Gasly finished second behind Verstappen in Brazil and brought Toro Rosso the third and final podium in their history.
Toro Rosso finished sixth in the 2019 F1 season, equaling their best result from 2008.
The new AlphaTauri AT01 will record its first kilometers tomorrow on the Misano track in Italy.