Two very young drivers Gasly and Tsunoda, willing to do good during this upcoming season, hit the track this morning for the shakedown of the brand new AlphaTauri.
AlphaTauri became the second team to launch its 2021 Formula 1 car earlier the month, has the team has now followed Red Bull and McLaren in completing one of its filming days to shakedown the AT02.
Both Pierre Gasly and rookie driver Yuki Tsunoda completed running in an outdated car in recent days before sampling the new car.
Last year the team finished seventh in the constructors’ standings and, through Gasly, took only the second victory in its history when the Frenchman made the most of a chaotic Italian Grand Prix to claim his maiden win.
It is very similar to the last season’s car, as Scuderia AlphaTauri announced “It’s an evolution of the AT01, with the same chassis, as set out in the 2021 regulations. We concentrated on aerodynamic development and the suspensions, as well as improving the integration of the power unit, gearbox and electronic system”.
“The gearbox and rear suspension come from last year’s RedBull Racing car, while we have completely redesigned the front suspension”.
It looks a bit different due to the inverted colours of the livery (more blue and a little bit less white), a narrower nose and the aforementioned interventions in the front suspension.
AlphaTauri will next take to the track between March 12-14 when the 10 teams head to Bahrain to complete three days of pre-season testing before beginning the season at the same venue two weeks later.
GASLY AND TSUNODA TAKE PART IN ALPHATAURI AT02 SHAKEDOWN AT IMOLA GASLY AND TSUNODA TAKE PART IN ALPHATAURI AT02 SHAKEDOWN AT IMOLA