In this Formula 1 season, as happened also on the occasion of the previous ones, several teams have ended up under accusation, by fans, for some internal policies established by the teams themselves with regard to their drivers: from the clear distinction between first and second driving, with the latter often ‘victims’ of controversial team orders, up to the greater consideration of one driver rather than another, cases of this kind do not they are certainly lacking in the Circus universe, so much so that they often generate internal friction.
In this sense, however, there is still a team that wanted to reiterate its extraneousness to these actions and this philosophy:AlphaTauri. The Faenza team, as specified by its Technical Director Jody Egginton, in fact, enjoys a total absence of differences established for Pierre Gasly or Yuki Tsunoda, who, thus enjoying a certain freedom, have consequently created a positive and serene climate, without internal conflicts and rivalries: “I don’t know what happens in the other teams behind the scenes – said Egginton a motorsport-total.com – but I can say that we we are far from politics. Therefore, we distribute the same resources to both sides of the garage, which collaborate with a strong synergy by running on equal terms “.
Specifically, the British engineer underlined the principle of equality in force for the French and Japanese at the helm of the AlphaTauri, specifying the type of work carried out by the Italian team: “We work as a single entity – he has declared – there is no division in the pits. We have always paid particular attention to this aspect and both Pierre and Yuki collaborated in turn to create these conditions. Our goal is to continue to ensure that this remains the case. It sounds cliché, but I’ve been on a team where it wasn’t like that at all “. In conclusion, Eggington focused on the figure of Pierre Gasly, present in Faenza from 2017 to today except for the 2019 season, lived in Red Bull. Once he returned to the former Toro Rosso, he rebuilt his career by winning the 2020 Italian Grand Prix and scoring 92 points in this championship, the same in which AlphaTauri remains fighting for fifth position in the two-man constructors’ championship. races from the end of the current season: “He knows the car and the team, and that allows him to push – he has declared – there is a lot of mutual trust, as we have been together for a long time. He lived the first few seasons with us, he left and came back, continuing to work hard with a direct and honest approach. Now he finds himself in a good position, also thanks to his very effective driving style ”.