Toro Rosso proposes name change for 2020 F1 season
Alpha Tauri is a clothing brand associated with Red Bull
Toro Rosso has proposed to change its name Alpha Tauri for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The name change awaits ratification from the other nine Formula 1 teams.
Alpha Tauri is the name of the Austria-based clothing brand associated with Red Bull, and the purpose of this name change is to bring attention to the brand.
Following the Russian Grand Prix, an eballot was conducted involving all of the teams currently on the grid and the change was unanimously passed. This is usually the case in situations like this, as should another team wish to change their name in the future after blocking a rival, it is likely that they would be voted down in reaction.
With only Max Verstappen locked into a seat at Red Bull for 2020, the two drives with Alpha Tauri will go to either Daniil Kvyat, Alex Albon or Pierre Gasly. One will earn a second shot with Red Bull.
All three divers have raced for Red Bull.
It has also not gone unnoticed that some fans will likely confuse Alpha Tauri and Alfa Romeo in conversations throughout the season.