In a recent announcement, Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull Racing, has ruled out the possibility of AlphaTauri following the controversial path taken by Racing Point, which has been nicknamed the “pink Mercedes.”
Horner claims that AlphaTauri will only be using permitted transferrable parts in their cars, ensuring that they adhere to the regulations set forth by the FIA, the governing body of Formula One.
This decision comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding Racing Point, which was found to have used illegal brake ducts on their car, leading to a 15-point deduction and a €400,000 fine. Many criticized the team for essentially replicating the Mercedes design, hence the “pink Mercedes” nickname.
Horner’s statement shows a commitment to fair play and adherence to the rules of the sport, ensuring that AlphaTauri will be operating within the guidelines set forth by the FIA.
This decision could have both positive and negative implications for AlphaTauri, as it could limit their ability to innovate and improve their cars, but it also provides an opportunity for the team to showcase their ingenuity and creativity within the boundaries of the regulations.
Fans and critics alike will be watching closely to see how AlphaTauri’s decision plays out on the track, and whether their commitment to playing by the rules will pay off in the long run.
For now, it seems that the team is intent on carving their own path, separate from the controversies that have plagued other teams in the sport. Only time will tell if this decision will prove to be a wise one for AlphaTauri and their ambitions in Formula One.