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Why Red Bull's teams took opposite approach with 2021 designs

Red Bull's two Formula 1 team have approached 2021 in very different ways, as they have focused their attention at different ends of their cars.

The AlphaTauri improvements that mean Gasly’s form is no fluke Prime

The AlphaTauri improvements that mean Gasly’s form is no fluke

Pierre Gasly has driven superbly since demotion from Red Bull in 2019, but the team formerly known as Toro Rosso has come on strong too – building a car that can often challenge Ferrari and McLaren. Here Gasly reveals to ALEX KALINAUCKAS how AlphaTauri has given him the tools needed to rebuild his reputation

Gasly: AlphaTauri “dropped back” compared to start of the year

Pierre Gasly says that his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has “dropped back” relative to its main rivals since the start of the season.

Tsunoda issues apology to AlphaTauri for post-qualifying outburst Spanish GP
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Tsunoda issues apology to AlphaTauri for post-qualifying outburst

Yuki Tsunoda has apologised to his AlphaTauri team for questioning whether he was getting the same equipment as Formula 1 teammate Pierre Gasly.

Tsunoda has ‘question mark’ over AlphaTauri F1 car versus Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda says he has a “question mark” over how his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car compares to that of team-mate Pierre Gasly after a surprise Q1 exit in Spain.

AlphaTauri explains why it voted against cost cap rule change

AlphaTauri Formula 1 chief Franz Tost says changes to the financial regulations must be made “in a proper way” after voting against sporting penalties for procedural breaches last week.

Portuguese GP: Best F1 2021 technical images from Portimao

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Can Gasly finally fulfil AlphaTauri qualifying promise?

Thus far the 2021 Formula 1 season has been a case of glass half full for Pierre Gasly and his AlphaTauri team.

The essential quality Tsunoda has to harness better Prime

The essential quality Tsunoda has to harness better

A rapid ascent through the junior categories meant Yuki Tsunoda's arrival in Formula 1 was always going to be much-hyped. It's not been smooth sailing for Red Bull's latest protege so far, but his confidence has never wavered - something he'll need to rely on to continue his progress into the driver he believes he can be.

Strong start to 2021 won't change AlphaTauri's '22 plans

AlphaTauri has no plans to delay the switch to focusing on next year's Formula 1 car despite making a strong start to the 2021 season.

Tsunoda’s Imola Q1 crash "part of the rookie journey"

AlphaTauri does not feel Yuki Tsunoda needs to change his approach after his qualifying crash at Imola last weekend, saying it is “part of the rookie journey” in Formula 1.

Tsunoda’s gearbox broke in half in Imola Q1 crash

Yuki Tsunoda broke the gearbox of his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car in half in his qualifying crash at Imola, but is not expected to require a chassis change.

Tsunoda already contributing to AlphaTauri development

Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda is already making a valuable contribution to AlphaTauri's car development by raising new questions and ideas, according to technical chief Jody Egginton.

Could AlphaTauri be 2021 surprise after Bahrain ‘shocker’?

Could AlphaTauri be the surprise package of the 2021 Formula 1 season? The sample of one provided by the Bahrain Grand Prix certainly suggests so.

Gasly: AlphaTauri can fight McLaren, Ferrari on all tracks

Pierre Gasly believes his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team can fight midfield rivals McLaren and Ferrari "on all tracks" after showing promising pace in Bahrain.

AlphaTauri should have "nice step forward" by Spain

AlphaTauri "should have a nice step forward" by Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix, according to technical director Jody Egginton.

The key quality that enabled Tsunoda's rise to F1

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s relaxed attitude towards making mistakes is his “big strength” according to former Formula 2 rival Nobuharu Matsushita. 

Brawn hails Tsunoda as "F1's best rookie for years"

Formula 1 sporting director Ross Brawn has praised AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda for his impressive debut in Bahrain, claiming the Japanese youngster is the "best rookie F1 has had for years".

Tsunoda says "strange" medium tyres had no grip at all in Q2

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says a "strange" feeling on the medium compound tyre during Q2 prevented him from qualifying in the top 10 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Tsunoda aims to work on swearing weakness

Yuki Tsunoda says that getting angry on the team radio and losing focus is a weak point that he needs to iron out in Formula 1.

Tsunoda explains early DRS use at Bahrain F1 test

Yuki Tsunoda has explained the background behind the early deployment of DRS during Formula 1’s pre-season testing in Bahrain that helped boost his pace.

AlphaTauri F1 in much better shape than last year - Gasly

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly believes his team is in much better shape than this time last year, saying "there are good reasons to be excited" for the 2021 season.

The AlphaTauri tweaks the team tried to hide

Formula 1 car launches have long been shrouded in secrecy, with each team looking for new and inventive ways to deceive their rivals ahead of the actual car appearing at the first test.

AlphaTauri unveils new nose for 2021 F1 car in Imola run

AlphaTauri has unveiled the new nose design it will use in the 2021 Formula 1 season as it shakes down its AT02 car at Imola.

Why AlphaTauri is raving about its under-the-radar rookie
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Why AlphaTauri is raving about its under-the-radar rookie

Japan’s newest Formula 1 driver Yuki Tsunoda has enjoyed a mercurial rise through the ranks, spending just one year apiece in F3 and F2 before his graduation this year with AlphaTauri.

Why Gasly’s AlphaTauri haven is a blessing and a curse Prime

Why Gasly’s AlphaTauri haven is a blessing and a curse

Red Bull opted not to re-sign Pierre Gasly even before it decided to drop Alex Albon and so the Frenchman's Formula 1 journey will continue at AlphaTauri. This has positive and negative connotations for one of last season's star performers.

What AlphaTauri did (and didn’t) reveal in new F1 car images
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What AlphaTauri did (and didn’t) reveal in new F1 car images

AlphaTauri became the second Formula 1 team to release images of its new car for the 2021 world championship – and tried to keep some of the more interesting design aspects hidden for now.

Tsunoda brings "extraordinary" strengths to AlphaTauri - Tost

Franz Tost is confident Yuki Tsunoda can bring his "extraordinary" strengths to AlphaTauri despite facing a steep learning curve through his debut Formula 1 season.

AlphaTauri needs error-free 2021 F1 season - Tost

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says his team must iron out mistakes if it is to deliver on its target of finishing head of the midfield in Formula 1 this year.

How AlphaTauri has adapted to F1's new rules Prime

How AlphaTauri has adapted to F1's new rules

AlphaTauri launched its AT02, complete with a new livery, as it bids to home in on an already-tight midfield battle. Although there were few outright new parts displayed on the launch render, there might be a few clues into further changes down the line…

Gasly: I’m ready to be AlphaTauri F1 team leader in 2021
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Gasly: I’m ready to be AlphaTauri F1 team leader in 2021

Pierre Gasly feels he is ready to be AlphaTauri’s team leader in Formula 1 this year, taking on greater responsibility with the arrival of new teammate Yuki Tsunoda.

Honda explains key changes to 2021 F1 engine

Honda has explained the key changes it has made to its Formula 1 engine for this season, after revealing it has hit its performance targets over the winter.

AlphaTauri launches 2021 Formula 1 car

The Faenza-based team revealed the Honda-powered car on Friday morning as it became the second team after McLaren to launch.

The meteoric rise of F1's first 21st century-born racer Prime

The meteoric rise of F1's first 21st century-born racer

New AlphaTauri Formula 1 recruit Yuki Tsunoda has had a sensational rise during his F2 rookie season. But what makes him so special? asks those he's worked with, and the man himself.

AlphaTauri sets launch date for 2021 F1 car

AlphaTauri has announced that it will launch its new AT02 on February 19.

Gasly becomes sixth F1 driver to test positive for COVID-19

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly is currently self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

Tsunoda "not afraid to make mistakes" in rookie season

Rookie Yuki Tsunoda says he is not afraid to make mistakes as he embarks on his first Formula 1 season with AlphaTauri in 2021.

AlphaTauri disappointed not to beat Ferrari in 2020

AlphaTauri Formula 1 technical chief Jody Egginton felt disappointed that the team failed to beat Ferrari in 2020, believing it had a faster car.

Tsunoda set for extra pre-season test mileage

AlphaTauri looks set to hand rookie Yuki Tsunoda some extra pre-season running at Imola in an old Formula 1 car ahead of his first race.

COVID impact "opened the eyes" of Formula 1 teams - Tost

Scuderia AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic "opened the eyes" of Formula 1 teams over the unsustainable financial nature of the series.

AlphaTauri switch to new wind tunnel offers ‘big advantage’

AlphaTauri believes switching to Red Bull’s 60 percent Formula 1 wind tunnel for this year will offer a “big advantage” in designing its 2022 car.

Tost doubts Red Bull would let Gasly leave AlphaTauri easily

Franz Tost would not be surprised to see Formula 1 rivals show interest in signing Pierre Gasly, but doubts Red Bull would be willing to let him leave AlphaTauri easily.

AlphaTauri: 2020 success beats Vettel's 2008 achievements

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost believes the team surpassed its achievements with Sebastian Vettel in 2008 last year, marking the best season in its history.

Gasly remembers 'every second' of shock Italian GP win
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Gasly remembers 'every second' of shock Italian GP win

Pierre Gasly says he can remember “every single second” of his shock maiden Formula 1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix after taking time to fully reflect on the result.

Tsunoda will push Gasly within a few races, predicts Carlin

New AlphaTauri Formula 1 recruit Yuki Tsunoda will be pushing teammate Pierre Gasly hard within a few races next season, predicts the man whose team ran him in Formula 2. 

Tsunoda secures Formula 1 graduation with AlphaTauri

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that Yuki Tsunoda will partner Pierre Gasly in 2021.

Kvyat: No decision from AlphaTauri on F1 future "a shame"

Daniil Kvyat says he is “a free agent now” as he waits on official word from AlphaTauri about his Formula 1 future, calling the lack of news “a shame”.

Sato joins AlphaTauri for Abu Dhabi F1 test

Formula 2 driver Marino Sato will make his Formula 1 test debut next week in Abu Dhabi after being named in AlphaTauri’s line-up for the running at Yas Marina.

Tsunoda joins AlphaTauri for post-Abu Dhabi GP test

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has formally confirmed that Yuki Tsunoda will take part in the Abu Dhabi young drivers' test next week.

Gasly frustrated after kerb strike wrecks qualifying hopes

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly was left frustrated after floor damage cost him performance in qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix.

Kvyat was "angry" with Grosjean's move before he saw crash Bahrain GP
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Kvyat was "angry" with Grosjean's move before he saw crash

Daniil Kvyat said his initial anger at Romain Grosjean turning into him in the Bahrain Grand Prix turned to concern when he saw his Haas rival’s Formula 1 car explode.

Kvyat: "People are calling me quite a bit" for 2021 drive

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat says he’s been getting calls about work for 2021 and he will ultimately be able to choose what he does.

How a "supernatural" adaption resurrected Gasly’s F1 career Prime

How a "supernatural" adaption resurrected Gasly’s F1 career

A nightmare start to 2019 resulted in Pierre Gasly's demotion back to AlphaTauri, but he's rebounded superbly, culminating in that surprise victory at Monza . Here, Gasly and race engineer Pierre Hamelin explain his redemptive journey to Oleg Karpov.

Gasly: AlphaTauri's pace was “embarrassing” in Turkey

Pierre Gasly has called the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team’s performance in Turkey “embarrassing” and “poor” after both he and teammate Daniil Kvyat finished outside the points.

Gasly under threat of pitlane start as FIA investigates aborted PU change

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team is under investigation by the FIA stewards in Turkey after changing its mind on fitting a new Honda power unit overnight in Pierre Gasly's car.

Juri Vips named Red Bull's reserve driver for Turkish GP

Formula 2 driver Juri Vips will join Red Bull and sister Formula 1 team AlphaTauri to serve as its reserve driver for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.

Kvyat vows to "keep pushing" despite worries on F1 future

Daniil Kvyat thinks it important he keeps pushing to the end with AlphaTauri, even though he concedes he is facing a "difficult" situation to stay at the Formula 1 team.

Tsunoda turned down Euroformula Open return for F1 test

Yuki Tsunoda turned down a one-off return in Euroformula Open after being told by Red Bull to focus on preparing for his first Formula 1 test at Imola.

Kvyat reveals inside story of spectacular Imola restart

Daniil Kvyat says trusting Charles Leclerc would not do anything stupid helped him commit to his spectacular Formula 1 overtake around the outside of the Ferrari at Piratella last weekend.

Tsunoda wowed by power, physicality in first AlphaTauri F1 test

Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda found the added power and physicality of a Formula 1 car to be the biggest surprises during his maiden test at Imola on Wednesday.