Toro Rosso becomes Alpha Tauri

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Toro Rosso has received the authorization to change its name, unveiled Wednesday the website motorsport.com. The team Toro Rosso has indeed received the agreement of the stables and the Commission F1 to become Scuderia Alpha Tauri next season.

According to information from Motorsport.com, Toro Rosso will change its name as soon as next season, this change having been accepted. From 2020, the Italian team will be named Scuderia Alpha Tauri.

The intention to change its name was revealed last month, after 15 years spent under a name that was simply the Italian translation of Red Bull.

To change the name, it was necessary to obtain the agreement of the other stables, which was done in the week following the Russian Grand Prix, by means of an electronic vote of the Commission F1.

Founded in 2006, based in Faenza, Italy, and led by former Austrian driver Franz Tost, Toro Rosso is the stable "junior"Red Bull Racing.

She has among other things trained Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. His current drivers are the Russian Daniil Kvyat and the French Pierre Gasly.

It is sixth in the constructors' standings at four Grand Prix races at the end of the 2019 season.

Alpha Tauri, the giant red star of the constellation Taurus, is the fashion brand of the Red Bull Group, founded in 2016.

Toro Rosso took part in 264 Grands Prix, winning a victory thanks to Sebastian Vettel at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix. She also has two podiums and 474 points scored, with for the best final classification in the constructors' championship the sixth position in 2008.

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