[ 2020 ] Scuderia Alpha Tauri - Honda

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Team: Image Scuderia Alpha Tauri
Base: Image Faenza, Italy
Team principal: Franz Tost
Technical director(s): Jody Egginton
Website: https://scuderiatororosso.redbull.com

Race drivers:
26 Image Daniil Kvyat
10 Image Pierre Gasly

Test drivers :

Chassis: STR15
Engine: Honda V6 Turbo

2019 position: 6th (85 pts)

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This thread is to discuss the 2020 Scuderia Alpha Tauri F1 TEAM
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Sorry, the Alpha Tauri 2020 car will be APT15 rather than STR15

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https://f1i.auto-moto.com/magazine/maga ... formule-1/
Building a Formula 1 chassis requires fourteen months of work, from the first drafts to the running during the winter tests in Barcelona. In three episodes, each articulated around a question (“When?”, “How?” And “Who?”), We lift a corner of the veil on the making of an F1, together with Jody Egginton, the director technique by Toro Rosso.

IN JANUARY, IN FAENZA…
To build and assemble the fifteen thousand parts of a Formula 1 car, it takes more than a year between the first studies and the finished product, 150,000 hours of work and 19,000 CAD drawings . It all depends of course on the extent of the changes to be made to the fundamentals of the car. When the technical regulations change little, as is the case this season, the engineers rely on the car from the previous year:

“The car of 2020 is an evolution of the STR14, explains to F1i Jody Egginton, the technical boss of Toro Rosso, who will now be called Alpha Tauri . We keep the same cooling philosophy , aerodynamicists were comfortable with it. We gave them enough freedom to do what they wanted. ”

But what happens in January in Faenza, a small town in Emilia-Romagna where the main factory of Red Bull's little sister is located?

“In January, we are in the middle of manufacturing aerodynamic surfaces, that is to say body parts. At this point, the chassis has been approved, it is installed in the factory mounting space. ”

“It should not be forgotten that if the preseason tests take place at the end of February, the first race is only contested in March.

In January, the launch version of the chassis is in production, but we are already focusing on the developments planned for the first race: a new front wing, an update of the rear wing, a new flat bottom model, etc. These parts are put into production in late January, early February, because we need them for the opening round in Melbourne or, ideally, for the last day of testing.
The article has 3 pages and some nice photos of behind the scenes.
Still all wearing STR gear so no glimpses of Alpha Tauri branding.

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I would not mind this Tonic Yellow as the main color!

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ispano6 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:44 am
https://f1i.auto-moto.com/magazine/maga ... formule-1/
Building a Formula 1 chassis requires fourteen months of work, from the first drafts to the running during the winter tests in Barcelona. In three episodes, each articulated around a question (“When?”, “How?” And “Who?”), We lift a corner of the veil on the making of an F1, together with Jody Egginton, the director technique by Toro Rosso.

IN JANUARY, IN FAENZA….............

Thanks for this article @Ispano. Nice to read.

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Some quotes from Franz Tost.

https://www.motorsport-total.com/formel ... n-20011005

"There is absolutely no doubt that our performance was a consequence of better synergies with Red Bull technology,"
Tost explains in an interview with 'Motorsport-Total.com'.
"One shouldn't forget that Red Bull Technology has more experienced engineers. For me this is probably the best technical office,
or at least at a very high level with the three top teams. "
"We will get the entire rear from them. Even if it is one year old, because we will drive with the rear and the front suspension,
that Red Bull used last year. "
"This is a bigger advantage for us than if we were to design it ourselves, because we don't have the financial resources or the engineers to do it."
"We should have a good package."

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So essentially, AT is doing what Haas is doing with Ferrari.

As for the Tonic Yellow: yeah, that would be interesting! I'm expecting something white but looking at the jackets that might be quite different actually.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Red Bull has shown exactly how much it costs to keep a team running in Formula 1.
Italian law requires a detailed overview of the cash flows within a company.
Because Toro Rosso is based in Italy, that team is required to make this information public.

The business magazine Forbes did research and thus managed to find a table with financial data
from the satellite team from Red Bull.
Red Bull contributes a whopping 82.9 million dollars annually.
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Wouter wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Some quotes from Franz Tost.


"We will get the entire rear from them. Even if it is one year old, because we will drive with the rear and the front suspension,
that Red Bull used last year. "

"This is a bigger advantage for us than if we were to design it ourselves, because we don't have the financial resources or the engineers to do it."
A nightmare for Gasly. The car kick him back to TR is coming TR a half season later than Gasly. 😁
Of course we can look it from other side. He will have an opportunity to prove himself with the car. Or maybe we just see if it were car or pressure.

If I were Tost I would not talk like that about my engineers.

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etusch wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:59 am
Wouter wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Some quotes from Franz Tost.
"We will get the entire rear from them. Even if it is one year old, because we will drive with the rear and the front suspension,
that Red Bull used last year. "

"This is a bigger advantage for us than if we were to design it ourselves, because we don't have the financial resources or the engineers to do it."
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A nightmare for Gasly. The car kick him back to TR is coming TR a half season later than Gasly. 😁
Of course we can look it from other side. He will have an opportunity to prove himself with the car. Or maybe we just see if it were car or pressure.
They do not get the back of the RB15 car that Gasly drove the first half year with.
They get the back of December 2019 and Gasly has never raced with that, so that could go pretty well,
it was much more stable.

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Wouter wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:53 am
The business magazine Forbes did research and thus managed to find a table with financial data
from the satellite team from Red Bull.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2020 ... 182dee77c1

FYI, this is not 'the business magazine Forbes', but one independent contributor. Forbes, like many media outlets has a blog-like section of their website that 'anyone' can write for. It gives a veneer of credibility to the author and drives free traffic to the website, for only a small price of integrity...

The author of that blog is not widely well regarded in F1 journalism circles, so take everything with a bit of salt - including that he is not widely well regarded obviously.

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nzjrs wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am
Wouter wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:53 am
The business magazine Forbes did research and thus managed to find a table with financial data
from the satellite team from Red Bull.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2020 ... 182dee77c1
.
FYI, this is not 'the business magazine Forbes', but one independent contributor. Forbes, like many media outlets has a blog-like section of their website that 'anyone' can write for.

The author of that blog is not widely well regarded in F1 journalism circles, so take everything with a bit of salt - including that he is not widely well regarded obviously.
You are right, he is an independent contributor.
AFAIK is Christian Sylt always well informed. I don't know if he is not widely well regarded in F1 journalism circles,
you could be right.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2020 ... 7e83a77c13

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