Red Bull decides against AlphaTauri F1 sale as it finalises plans

The future of AlphaTauri was unclear following reports that new Red Bull CEO Oliver Mintzlaff was unhappy with the Faenza team’s performance.

Amid a troubled season start, Marko acknowledged in March that AlphaTauri had to improve both its on-track performances and its commercial output.
The following month it was announced long-time team boss Franz Tost would depart at the end of the season, being replaced by Ferrari’s Laurent Mekies. Former FIA secretary general Peter Bayer will become the team’s CEO.
After weeks of evaluation, Red Bull has now finalised how the new-look AlphaTauri team will operate.
It had considered the sale of the team, but that has now been ruled out. AlphaTauri’s current Faenza base near Imola will remain the team’s main hub, but it will also employ more staff from its UK outpost in Bicester.
Currently, Bicester houses AlphaTauri’s aerodynamics department, but more staff will be deployed there to improve its …