Daniel Ricciardo felt able to push flat-out again in qualifying which “is something that I obviously didn’t always have the last year or two”.
AlphaTauri should have given Nyck de Vries more races at tracks he was familiar with before deciding whether to drop him, says his former team mate Yuki Tsunoda.
“It hurts that the F1 chance I dreamed of for so long ended prematurely,” says Nyck de Vries in his first comments since being dropped by AlphaTauri.
AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda reckons his former team mate Nyck de Vries “had the pace” to be in F1 and he “learned from him” during their time together.
Daniel Ricciardo expects his return to Formula 1 with AlphaTauri will be a challenge and says he is in the dark about how their car will handle.
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Nyck de Vries’ fellow Dutch racers and former Formula E rivals questioned why AlphaTauri dropped him before he’d completed half his first season.
AlphaTauri have dropped Nyck de Vries before the halfway stage in the season, but he’d shown too little pace and had too many incidents over his 10 grands prix.
Nyck de Vries has lost his Formula 1 seat with AlphaTauri after just 10 grands prix. Daniel Ricciardo has been confirmed as his replacement.
Kevin Magnussen reckons his incident with AlphaTauri’s Nyck de Vries during the Austrian GP showed his rival is “racing for his future”.
Daniel Ricciardo could return to Formula 1 with AlphaTauri – a team he previously drove for when it was called Toro Rosso – in 2024.
AlphaTauri’s move to follow Red Bull’s lead on car design “probably should have happened three years ago”, says Yuki Tsunoda.
In the round-up: Winning more races may not lead to F1 seat – Palou • AlphaTauri ‘didn’t get strategy right’ – drivers • WEC Hypercar line-up changes for Monza
AlphaTauri will move closer to Red Bull’s design philosophy next year and change its name again, Helmut Marko has revealed.
Nyck de Vries said the last two races marked an improvement for him following the difficulties he encountered in his first events as a full-time F1 driver.
Yuki Tsunoda was on course for his best result of the 2023 Formula 1 season so far in the Monaco Grand Prix until a brake problem sent him tumbling down the order.
AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost says new Formula 1 drivers need at least three years to prove they can compete at the top level.
In the round-up: ‘Everybody got Covid’ at Red Bull’s 2021 title celebrations • DRS zone shortening targeted at Red Bull – Marko • Former F1 race to run for F4 cars
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix stewards fined AlphaTauri for sending Yuki Tsunoda’s car onto the track in an unsafe condition, ignoring their driver’s objections.
AlphaTauri have announced their team principal Franz Tost will step down at the end of this season, and be replaced by Laurent Mekies.