Before his departure from Alpine, Marcin Budkowski tipped B-teams to be vital for success in 2022 under the new regulations.

The subject of B-teams, or satellite teams in Formula 1 has become a topic increasingly debated over recent years.

The obvious example was Red Bull and AlphaTauri, Red Bull having established their team in 2005 and then Toro Rosso in 2006, tasking their junior team with developing future talent for the senior outfit.

But in Formula 1 partnerships between teams are now becoming more common – Racing Point almost cloned the Mercedes car for the 2020 campaign, leading to criticism across the grid for that relationship between engine supplier and customer.

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