Discover in video, this Monday at 12 noon, the third creation of AlphaTauri, devolved in particular to the Frenchman Pierre Gasly.
On this Monday, February 14, all Formula 1 lovers are waiting for the revelation of an Italian single-seater, but this is not Ferrari’s. Indeed, the Scuderia in the spotlight is the small structure AlphaTauri. The Faenza-based team is the fifth of the ten teams on the set to lift the veil on its creation, although Haas opted for a partial presentation, via a simple livery. Then, the new single-seaters unveiled were those of Red Bull, Aston Martin and McLaren. The other revelations for the season 2022 will be those of Williams, Ferrari, Mercedes, Alpine and Alfa Romeo. The presentation of the AlphaTauri AT03 must take place at noon.
The pilots: Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda
Since his debut in F1, at Toro Rosso at the end of the 2017 season, Pierre Gasly gained momentum, despite a shortened stint at Red Bull and a return to the Faenza team. For the third consecutive yearthe Norman has managed to climb on a podium of Grand Prize. Second in Brazil at the end of 2019, he made history the following year at Monza by winning the victory, the first for a French driver for 25 years. In 2021, it was on the third step of the podium in Baku that he popped the champagne, during a rich year of 15 Top 10. In comparison, Yuki Tsunoda had a rather complicated first season. Convincing at the opening in Bahrain, the 21-year-old Japanese then accumulated pilot errorsin qualifying and in the race, before raising the bar at the very end of the year, ending at the 4th place in Abu Dhabiin front of his French teammate.
AlphaTauri’s goals in 2022
During a 2020 season disrupted by the health crisis, the small Scuderia had managed to compete with the big one, but it was obvious that Ferrari was going to move up the hierarchy. A year later, AlphaTauri set out to beat Aston Martin, but was narrowly beaten by Alpine, settling for the 6th place final. What did the Italian team miss? The dots left en route by Yuki Tsunodawhich will be expected at the turn in 2022, its 32 units having not weighed heavily against the 110 of Pierre Gasly. As talented as he is, the Frenchman can’t do the weight, alone, against the Alpine pair, composed of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon. Knowing that McLaren and Ferrari seem out of reach, AlphaTauri must above all focus on Enstone team to aim for Top 5 in the constructors’ championship, which would be unheard of for the Faenza team.
VIDEO – Find at the top of the page the live presentation of the new AlphaTauri AT03.
Dates of F1 presentations:
- Friday, February 4 (12 p.m.): Haas VF-22
- Wednesday February 9 (5 p.m.): Red Bull RB18
- Thursday February 10 (3 p.m.): Aston Martin AMR22
- Friday February 11 (8 p.m.): McLaren MCL36
- Monday, February 14 (12 p.m.): AlphaTauri AT03
- Tuesday February 15 (2 p.m.): Williams FW44
- Thursday February 17 (2 p.m.): Ferrari F1-75
- Friday February 18: Mercedes F1 W13
- Monday February 21 (6:30 p.m.): Alpine A522
- Sunday February 27 (9 a.m.): Alfa Romeo C42
Photo : AlphaTauri
More informations :
F1 2022 – McLaren MCL36: the live revelation – VIDEO
F1 2022 – Aston Martin AMR22: official info and photos
F1 2022 – Red Bull RB18: official info and photos