With 2022 heralding the beginning of a new era for Formula 1, Franz Tost hopes AlphaTauri can be up there with the best.

This year’s championship marks a new era for Formula 1, the sport switching to cars that are designed around ground effect aerodynamics.

Using underfloor tunnels, which will generate larger amounts of ground effect downforce, while doing away with complex bargeboards and running simpler front and rear wings, Formula 1’s powers-that-be are hoping the new cars will make it easier to follow and therefore produce better racing.

It is a new philosophy for all the teams with almost all of last year’s teachings out the window.

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