Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Team Principal Franz Tost spoke about the 2023 F1 driver line-up.
Scuderia AlphaTauri has already announced the retention of Pierre Gasly in 2023, but Gasly is now linked to the Alpine F1 team headquarters launched by Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.
For Pierre Gasly to join the Alpine F1 team, Colton Herta will join him as a replacement. Colton Herta is not currently eligible for an F1 Super License, and the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) ruling is key.
He first commented on Pierre Gasly: ”He has a contract with Scuderia AlphaTauri.”
When asked if he would agree to join the Alpine F1 team, he replied: “It’s up to Red Bull to decide.”
Asked about his impressions of Colton Herta, Franz Tost said: “I don’t know him and I’ve never seen him (breed).
“I don’t care which drivers Red Bull keeps. It’s my job to educate them, whoever it is. That’s all. Maybe Red Bull will provide that topic, right”
And what’s worrying is Yuki Tsunoda, who has yet to be announced to stay in 2023.
If this continues, Franz Tost commented: “For the moment, yes”, when asked if Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda would be in 2023.
“First of all, Red Bull has to make sure he (Yuki Tsunoda) drives for us.”
When asked if Tsunoda could take on the role of crew chief if Yuki Tsunoda and Colton Herta team up in 2023, Franz Tost replied, “Yes, if the car is good enough.”