F1’s constructor definition is “out of date”

Scuderia AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost believes that the definition of a constructor is “out of date”, and that teams should be able to buy more parts from rivals.



a close up of a motorcycle: Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT01


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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT01

The Austrian’s view clashes with the prevailing mood in the paddock in the wake of the Racing Point copying case, with the FIA confirming that it wants to ensure that teams fully comply with the requirement to design their own listed parts.

Tost believes that his team should be allowed to take even more advantage of its relationship with sister outfit Red Bull Racing, with the two teams sharing resources via design facility Red Bull Technology.

“The personal opinion from my side is that teams should be able to buy much more from another team,” said Austrian. “Why? Because for me this philosophy that every team must be a constructor

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