The renowned AlphaTauri Formula 1 brand – formerly Toro Rosso – has unveiled its 2020 car, the AT01.
The team’s striking new white and blue livery was revealed in the Red Bull Hangar 7 facility in Salzburg by drivers Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly, while renderings of the new car were released simultaneously online.
AlphaTauri, founded in 2016 and based in Salzburg, is the internal fashion brand of Red Bull.
The change of name is the first of the team since the Red Bull junior outfit took on the Minardi F1 entrance and the Faenza base before the 2006 season.
Kvyat and Gasly will join for their first season starting as teammates, as Gasly was demoted from the senior Red Bull team ahead of last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Although both drivers raced for Toro Rosso in 2017, the 15 Kvyat races and Gasly’s five outings – in a season when five drivers raced for the team – did not coincide.
The team came sixth in the 2019 constructors’ championship, its best result since 2008, the year in which Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix.
Both Kvyat and Gasly took the podium for Toro Rosso in 2019. Kvyat finished third in a chaotic German Grand Prix, while Gasly finished second in Brazil.