Inside AlphaTauri’s Faenza F1 factory
AlphaTauri’s mission in F1 is to sell clothes and train young drivers rather than win the championship – but you still need a cutting-edge factory to do that. Team boss Franz Tost takes GP Racing’s Oleg Karpov on a guided tour of a facility that’s continuing to grow.
Franz Tost opens the door leading us into a spacious corridor. It’s a touch colder here than in the rest of the building, and the pressure is lower. Until the main door closes, you cannot open the following ones. In the rooms behind them, composite materials are being worked on – and they prefer low temperatures.
People in white lab coats can be seen at work behind pristine glass walls. The impression is that of a medical supplies production plant, rather than a race team’s base.
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