Credit: Twitter

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According to former racing driver and F1 commentator Martin Brundle, the Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 team might be using Red Bull’s RB19 for next season. According to Brundle, this will also mean a renaming of the team as a new sponsorship deal comes into play. AlphaTauri sit in last place this season, with just three points. Their sister team RedBull is having one of the most dominant seasons in F1 history as they have won all races so far.

The news was also reiterated by Sky Sports presenter David Croft who speculated on the news in a recent podcast.  Croft said, “Here are lots of reports that the plan is under whatever name they’re going to be, maybe Toro Rosso once again, that they run this year’s Red Bull next year”

Croft brought up Japanese team Super Aguri who competed in a prior season’s Honda in 2007 as well as the controversial 2020 Racing Point car which was seen as a near-perfect copy of the previous season’s Mercedes car as proof that a precedent of such an action had been set. However, the FIA has introduced stricter rules around copying cars and has a list of components teams cannot copy, including those whose design and manufacture is the sole intellectual property of one team.

Red Bull dominate the season while AlphaTauri struggle

Red Bull have by far the most dominant car of the season and have already set multiple records and are looking to set more. They have a 256-point lead over second-place Mercedes and have set an F1 record for most wins in a row for a constructor with 13 so far. Driver Max Verstappen has a chance to break the record for most consecutive wins for a driver if he wins more, as the Dutchman is on an eight-race winning streak.

The current record is Sebastian Vettel’s nine races won in a row. On the other hand, their sister team AlphaTauri sit at rock bottom in the rankings with just three points all season. Only Yuki Tsunoda has managed to grab any points for the team this season. The team started the season with a partnership of Tsunoda and Nyck De Vries, though De Vried was eventually replaced by Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

AlphaTauri will be renaming next season, to go along with their potential use of the RB19. Previously called the Scuderia Toro Rosso, they were rebranded to Scuderia AlphaTauri in 2020. From 2024, however, the team will be called HUGO Boss Bulls Racing, owing to a new sponsorship deal with luxury brand Hugo Boss.