The Toro Rosso Formula One team have confirmed a change of identity for the 2020 Formula One next year...
... dropping the name held since 2006 in favour of becoming Alpha Tauri from the 2020 racing season.
Having been part of the larger Red Bull family following the Austrian teams purchase of perennial backmarker outfit Minardi at the end of 2005, Toro Rosso will undergo another identity change next season, becoming Alpha Tauri from the start of 2020.
Still remaining under the current Toro Rosso management structure, and maintaining their relationship with Honda for a third consecutive season, the switch to Alpha Tauri does not represent a new entry into Formula One, but more of a bid to align the Red Bull marketing machine to promote the new Red Bull owned clothing range of the same name.
Having been in the works for quite a while, it is understood that the F1 Commission e-vote approved the change request following the recent Russian Grand Prix, granting permission for the Italian squad to re brand once the current campaign comes to a close next month.
So, F1 2020 style looks set to field a team of Alfa's, and Alpha's next year.. that won't be confusing at all..!
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