“It’s good to see three Red Bulls on the podium,” he joked. Checo Perez at the end of the Bahrain GP that opened the World Cup 2023 of F1 and in which Red Bull doubled followed by Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso, who finished third. The joke of the Mexican is a matter that spreads like wildfire, inside and outside the paddock, and points to the similarities of the car Silverstonewhich shares the engine and rear axle with Mercedeswith the RB19 that dominates in recent years. The transfer of personnel from the Milton Keynes factory to Aston Martin is used to justify that comparison.
There are a variety of arguments, and perhaps one of the most radical has come out of Alpha Tauriin statements by Franz Tost to RacingNews365. The Austrian is forceful about the supposed similarities between the AMR23 and the energy car, his older cousin: “The Aston Martin looks like Red Bull because Aston Martin took half of Red Bull’s aerodynamic employees. Of course, they build the same car and paint it green. Unfortunately, this is not the case for us, because we cannot remove the leading people from Red Bull Technology and bring them to Alpha Tauri. So it’s a question of money, because these people sure aren’t cheap,” says the Austrian sports director.
The truth is that the Aston Martin that is so much to talk about, takes from Mercedes the power unit, gearbox and rear suspension that they manufacture in brackley. Alpha Tauri, for its part, uses the same wind tunnel as Red Bull and in its cooperation with the energy team, they assemble “gearbox, rear suspension, parts of the front suspension”, as they admit. toast in the aforementioned medium.
With its similarities and similarities, Alpha Tauri started with no points in Bahrain and has seen as the seventh car on the grid in 2022 He has taken a step to catch up with Mercedes and Ferrari in the fight to be second and has abandoned a caboose for which he operated in some sections of last season and in which Alpha Tauri remains, ninth in constructors for the season last and eighths at the beginning of the present.