AlphaTauri, formerly known as Toro Rosso, debuted the dramatic white and blue livery at the team’s launch event in Austria
By James Galloway
Last updated: 14/02/20 21:04
F1 has a new alpha on the grid in 2020, with AlphaTauri revealing the new car’s captivating image and image for the new season.
After 16 years under the name of Toro Rosso, the Red Bull junior team takes on the company’s fashion brand for the new season, accompanied by a new look and identity.
AlphaTauri kept its new image hidden all winter, but its livery and AT01 car were finally revealed during an event at Red Bull’s Hangar 7 in Salzburg, Austria. Uniquely, the event combined a fashion show with the revelation of the car.
The change of identity is more evident on the car: the familiar dark blue and red colors of Toro Rosso have been replaced by a dramatic white and blue design.
Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat return with the team aiming to build a very successful 2019 when the drivers conquer the podium to help the outfit in sixth place in the Constructors’ Championship, their best joint result.
“We have to be in the top five in the constructors’ championship,” team leader Franz Tost said of their hopes this year. “Our main competitors are usually Renault, McLaren, Racing Point and Haas, we will see the rest.”
“I feel really excited about the new year,” added Gasly, who returned to the team in the middle of last year after a brief but worried stint on the Red Bull senior team. “We ended the season very well with the podium in Brazil, we had a good couple of races, so we have to keep up the momentum. The team is super motivated.”
Not to be confused with Alfa Romeo rivals, AlphaTauri will complete the AT01 shakedown in Italy on Saturday.
Watch live tests on Sky Sports F1
Every minute of the F1 test will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 – for the first time.
The new Formula 1 2020 cars will be put to the test for the first time in Barcelona later this month – e Sky Sports F1 there will also be live coverage of all six days of the winter tests.
Based on the fruitful collaboration between Sky Sports and Formula 1 in 2019, live coverage will be extended to cover both weeks of testing for the first time and will feature all eight hours of track every day at the Circuit de Catalunya.
The action of the day will be followed by the essential review show – The story so far away – with interviews, guests and analysis of the Sky F1 team as we prepare for what promises to be an electrifying F1 2020.
Test 1 takes place from Wednesday 19 February to Friday 21 February, with test two following a week later, from 26 to 28 February.