AlphaTauri to make use of fewer Pink Bull-designed components in 2023 automobile · RaceFans

Within the round-up: AlphaTauri can be shopping for fewer components designed by Pink Bull for his or her 2023 automobile than they did for this yr’s automobile, says the group’s head of trackside engineering, Jonathan Eddolls.

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AlphaTauri to make use of fewer Pink Bull-designed components in 2023 automobile

AlphaTauri can be shopping for fewer components designed by Pink Bull for his or her 2023 automobile than they did for this yr’s automobile, says the group’s head of trackside engineering, Jonathan Eddolls.

Whereas all groups should design and construct their very own monocoque, nostril cone, wings, wheel drums and extra, they’re permitted beneath F1 rules to buy a restricted quantity of components from different groups (transferrable parts). Many smaller groups make use of this, with Haas buying many components from energy unit suppliers Ferrari and Pink Bull-owned AlphaTauri shopping for components from senior group Pink Bull Racing.

Eddolls says that whereas AlphaTauri will proceed to buy components designed by Pink Bull in subsequent yr’s automobile, they won’t be as many as used this season.

“We’re designing a number of extra components for ourselves, truly, for subsequent yr,” Eddolls informed media together with RaceFans. “Simply because the best way Pink Bull work, their lead occasions and their manufacturing capabilities is phenomenal. They’ll depart all the pieces proper as much as the final minute – which is improbable.

“Nevertheless, for us, clearly we wish to develop our aerodynamics round sure points that we lock in now. So, for instance, to take a few of their parts that we solely discover out the ultimate design very late within the yr, may affect our aero as a result of we’ve developed them round a special geometry.

“Clearly for subsequent yr, having the advantage of having run the vehicles now and realizing the working window, it can save you weight, there’s varied issues that you are able to do as a result of we all know extra about how these vehicles, these tyres and these rules will work.”

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