Scuderia AlphaTauri – formerly known as Toro Rosso – will unveil its 2020 Honda-powered challenger on February 14.
Toro Rosso requested its name change, which was accepted earlier this year, to promote the Alpha Tauri fashion brand line launched by Red Bull two years ago.
The Toro Rosso name appeared on the grid in 2006 when Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz took over Minardi, thus extending the energy drink’s presence in F1.
Over the years, the team has been used as a training ground for Red Bull’s burgeoning talent, the likes of which have included Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat, Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon and many others…
Vettel gave the squad its moment of glory and single Grand Prix win at Monza in 2008.
AlphaTauri is the second team to announce its 2020 launch date. The Faenza-based squad will pull the covers off its new car at an event staged at Red Bull’s famous Hanger 7 located at Salzburg Airport.