Team partners & suppliers
AlphaTauri, myWorld, Casio, Honda, Randstad, Pirelli, RDS, Riedel, Siemens & DAZN.
Team Principal & Drivers
I don’t need to say formally Toro Rosso anymore do I? Whoops, I’ve said it anyway. This team is the West Brom of Formula One (sorry West Brom fans, no offence intended), they have a good race then a bad race, they have a good season, then a bad season.
They’re a bit topsy turvy. In 2020 they won a race, their 2nd ever, so quite a magical season in many respects for the Italian team. In Pierre Gasly they have in my opinion one of the most underrated drivers in Formula One, he’s been a winner all through his career, but he just hasn’t found a foothold in F1 yet. In Yuki Tsunoda they have an exciting driver, I enjoyed watching him in Formula 2 last season and I think he will bring his no-nonsense style of racing to Formula One.
I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time with Scuderia AlphaTauri ahead of the season, so I’m already developing strong relationships and learning a lot from them – including Pierre, who is an incredible talent. My main goal is to learn quickly and deliver results as soon as possible, and I’m really excited to get started.
There will be moments when he’ll perhaps have a crash and take another driver out of a race, but his bravery more often than not brings him results. He will turn out to be one of the most exciting drivers in the sport and will no doubt one day be in a Red Bull.
What are this team due in 2021? Well if the topsy turvy theme continues you shouldn’t expect much from them, however, in Tsunoda, I can imagine some daring overtakes putting him in the points on occasion. Pierre Gasly also has the ability to mix it with the big boys, as long as he doesn’t let the pressure get to him.
This team could have a poor season or it could be one where they find themselves at the front of the midfield, who knows? In my view, this is the mystery team of Formula One 2021. Literally, anything could happen.