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The Pit Straight: What’s Even the Point of AlphaTauri Anymore?

While Red Bull Racing continues to dominate Formula 1, with Max Verstappen cruising his way to yet another victory in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, the other F1 team owned by the Austrian energy drink manufacturer, Scuderia AlphaTauri, languishes at the bottom of the Constructors Championship. With just two points total and a pair of drivers – Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck De Vries – that seem to find the wall more often than the checkered flag, the team appears to be going nowhere fast.

Despite rumors earlier this season that the team was up for sale, Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko recently announced that the team’s name will change for 2024, dropping the reference to the Red Bull-owned clothing line, as part of a wider corporate restructuring after the death of company founder Dietrich Mateschitz in late 2022.

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Making his debut on The Pit Straight, Jeffrey Boswell joins host Jack Swansey to discuss the many iterations of Red Bull’s junior (er… sister? feeder?) team, and what the future could bring for the Faenza-based operation.

The Pit Straight is Frontstretch‘s F1 podcast, available weekly on Tuesdays on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and right here on the web.

About the author

Jack Swansey primarily covers open-wheel racing for Frontstretch and co-hosts The Pit Straight Podcast, but you can also catch him writing about NASCAR, sports cars, and anything else with four wheels and a motor. Originally from North Carolina and now residing in Los Angeles, he joined the site as Sunday news writer midway through 2022 and is an avid collector (some would say hoarder) of die-cast cars.

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