AlphaTauri will change identify in 2024 and comply with Purple Bull’s design lead – Marko

AlphaTauri will transfer nearer to Purple Bull’s design philosophy subsequent yr and alter its identify once more, Helmut Marko has revealed.

The staff beforehand introduced it’s going to have a brand new administration staff for the 2024 F1 season, when Peter Bayer and Laurent Mekies will take over from present principal Franz Tost. Marko has now revealed the modifications will go a lot deeper.

In addition to one other change of brand name for the staff which was referred to as Toro Rosso between 2006 and 2019, AlphaTauri will even comply with Purple Bull’s design philosophy extra carefully, Marko indicated.

“AlphaTauri could have two new leaders in Laurent Mekies and Peter Bayer from 2024,” Marko informed Kleine Zeitung. “There will likely be new sponsors and likewise a brand new identify.

“The orientation is evident: primarily based on Purple Bull Racing, so far as the laws permit. Do-it-yourself constructions are the mistaken means.”

The 2 Purple Bull-owned groups share the identical energy items, primarily based on the designs created by Honda and adopted by Purple Bull Powertrains after the Japanese producer withdrew from F1 on the finish of 2021. The groups additionally share some elements that are provided by Purple Bull Applied sciences.

F1’s guidelines stop groups from sharing parts utterly. Nevertheless it’s doable for one staff to carefully however legally mimic a rival’s automotive, as Racing Level (now Aston Martin) did in 2020, basing its RP20 on the profitable design raced by Mercedes.

AlphaTauri fell to final place within the constructors’ championship at the newest race in Canada. In the meantime Purple Bull is dominating the season, successful each race held to date, and is on track to attain a second consecutive constructors’ title.

Purple Bull created Toro Rosso in 2006 by buying the belongings of Minardi, which had been in F1 since 1985. Toro Rosso initially used outdated Purple Bull chassis in a buyer provide deal, till that follow was outlawed. Its premises are cut up between the previous Minardi base in Faenza, Italy, and an aerodynamics division in Bicester, United Kingdom.

AlphaTauri has been approached for remark.

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