Red Bull warn AlphaTauri they will be sold unless they meet this condition

Red Bull have reportedly been debating the future of AlphaTauri since the tragic passing of Dietrich Mateschitz.

When Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz tragically passed away last year, rumours emerged that the company may look to focus on a sole F1 team, putting AlphaTauri’s position into question.

Since those rumours emerged, Red Bull have played down the possibility of them selling AlphaTauri, suggesting there are no such plans to split from their sister team.

A fresh set of reports have now surfaced however, claiming that AlphaTauri could be sold, should they not relocate to the UK.

AlphaTauri’s current base is in Faenza, Italy, while Red Bull are based in Milton Keynes, meaning that any actions between the two teams are not very cost-effective.

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It has been reported by Auto Motor und Sport that Red Bull have told their sister team that they must relocate to the UK otherwise they will be sold, with three teams interested in taking over AlphaTauri.

Hitech GP and the owner of the Mumbai Falcons racing team are two of the main contenders to take over AlphaTauri, should they come up for sale, with Hitech already competing in Formula 3 and Formula 2.

The third candidate is Andretti, who are supposedly looking at an AlphaTauri takeover as a potential backup option, should  F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali continue to block their entry to the F1 grid as an 11th team.

Since partnering with American car giants General Motors, the Andretti-Cadillac project looks very appealing to F1, however Domenicali has continued to stand firm in his stance against expanding the current plans.

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RacingNews365 have claimed that following conversations with several Red Bull sources, there are no concrete plans for AlphaTauri to be sold just yet, with the team going through a general review of their situation.

The link between AlphaTauri, formerly Toro Rosso and Red Bull has been a very successful one in recent years, with the likes of Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon and Daniel Ricciardo all gaining experience with Red Bull’s sister team before making the step up to the main team.

With multiple parties interested in taking over AlphaTauri, it remains to be seen whether Red Bull could be tempted into selling their sister team, should an attractive offer be pitched to the team.