Based: Faenza, Italy First Grand Prix: 1985 Team Principal: Franz Tost World Championships: N/A 2021 Drivers: Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda Website: www.scuderiaalphatauri.com
Established in 2006 as a squad in which young drivers from Red Bull’s prodigious talent pool could cut their F1 teeth, AlphaTauri – originally named Toro Rosso – were formed from the ashes of the plucky Minardi team. Sebastian Vettel gave validity to the approach almost immediately, delivering a fairy-tale win in 2008, before going on to enjoy world championship success with parent team Red Bull Racing. Today the ethos of nurturing talent still holds true, though the Italian squad are no longer simply a ‘B team’ but a constructor in their own right. (Bio from Formula1.com).