AlphaTauri develop major upgrade as they copy Red Bull

AlphaTauri will start to adopt Red Bull's design philosophy this weekend at the 2023 Singapore GP.

AlphaTauri are set to commence their final-stretch charge this weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix, where the Faenza-based team are reportedly going to introduce a major Red Bull-inspired upgrades package.

The Red Bull sister team head to the most demanding race of the season at the bottom of the Constructors’ Championship after 14 races, with the side having claimed just three points.

Yuki Tsunoda has been responsible for all of the team’s points finishes this campaign, in what’s been nothing short of a woeful season.

Daniel Ricciardo’s hand injury hasn’t helped their situation in the slightest, although replacement Liam Lawson has shown plenty of promise in his two Grand Prix appearances for the outfit so far.

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There is seemingly hope though, that significant improvements can be made in Singapore, where AlphaTauri will start working towards their future.

A significant amount of change is on the horizon for AlphaTauri, let alone a new team name for 2024 which is yet to be confirmed.

Franz Tost is also departing as team principal, with ex-Ferrari race director Laurent Mekies to take his place.

The team also have a new CEO, in the form of Peter Bayer.

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Red Bull are seemingly going to return to having more of a say over their sister team, who have unsuccessfully been allowed to design their own philosophies.

As a result of their failure, Red Bull want AlphaTauri to return to copying their design to the legal limit, something which should, in theory, dramatically improve their performance.

Bayer actually revealed to that they will start to adopt Red Bull’s design philosophy this weekend, as part of a major upgrade.

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“There are no quick gains,” Bayer told

“I mean, this year, we’ve seen some amazing changes in the results scheme, when suddenly Aston Martin popped up, and then suddenly McLaren popped up, but I think that’s really down to the fact that they all understood that what Red Bull Racing did in terms of design philosophy is the right one with this new downforce element which everybody is following.

“We actually have a big upgrade coming for Singapore, which will follow the same philosophy so everybody’s closing in on that and then I think next year will be extremely close.”