Visa Cash App RB workers already not using new team name

The team previously known as AlphaTauri are calling themselves V-CARB behind-the-scenes.

It’s finally officially that AlphaTauri will be known as Visa Cash App RB going forwards, a name which fans are already ridiculing.

The Red Bull sister side’s new name is certainly unique, although it appears that those working for the outfit are already calling the team something else.

According to ESPN journalist Nate Saunders, those working for Visa Cash App are calling the team V-CARB.

Whether this becomes a paddock and global trend remains to be seen.

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“It’s official – AlphaTauri has been renamed Visa Cash App RB,” Saunders said on X.

“Internally, the team is being referred to as V-CARB, which may well be a name which catches on for the season itself”

Perhaps the biggest concern regarding the new team name is ‘RB’, as it highlights the tightening relationship between the Faenza-based squad and their owners, Red Bull.

Some are cautiously monitoring their relationship, with McLaren CEO Zak Brown believing that their partnership gives them an edge over others.

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In many ways, Red Bull’s sister team performing well will simply increase the spotlight on them both positively and negatively.

If they perform well, then more eyes will be on their performances rather than their bizarre team name.

However, there will be further questions in regard to whether Red Bull working closer with their sister team is improving Yuki Tsunoda’s and Daniel Ricciardo’s results.

The reason why the two are set to work closer is because of how poorly Visa Cash App RB performed the last two seasons, where they actually started to focus on their own design philosophies.

Under their tightened relationship with Red Bull, the Milton Keynes-based side will lend them as many parts as legally possible.

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All the off-season changes will heighten the pressure on Ricciardo and Tsunoda to perform, to prove that all the chaos has been beneficial, rather than a further step in the wrong direction.

Laurent Mekies will also need to deliver instant results as the side’s new team principal, after taking the position from Franz Tost who has departed.

Change isn’t always a good thing in F1; however, Visa Cash App RB will be hoping to be the exception.