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AlphaTauri will use fewer Red Bull-designed parts in 2023 car RaceFans

Bottom line: AlphaTauri will buy fewer Red Bull-designed parts for its 2023 car than for this year’s car, said the team’s head of ground engineering Jonathan Eddolls.

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AlphaTauri will use fewer Red Bull-designed parts in its 2023 car

AlphaTauri will buy fewer Red Bull-designed parts for its 2023 car than for this year’s car, the team’s head of ground engineering Jonathan Eddolls said.

Although all teams must design and build their own monocoque, nose cone, fenders, wheel drums and more, they are allowed under F1 regulations to purchase a limited amount of parts from other teams ( transferable components). Many smaller teams use it, with Haas buying many parts from power unit suppliers Ferrari and Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri buying parts from the senior team Red Bull Racing.

Eddolls says that while AlphaTauri will continue to buy Red Bull-designed parts in next year’s car, they won’t be as plentiful as used this season.

“We’re designing a few more pieces for ourselves actually for next year,” Eddolls told media including RaceFans. “Just because the way Red Bull works, their lead times and production capabilities are phenomenal. They can leave everything until the last minute, which is fantastic.

“However, for us, we obviously want to develop our aerodynamics around certain aspects that we are blocking now. So, for example, taking some of their components whose final design we don’t find out until very late in the year, could influence our aero. because we developed them around a different geometry.

“Obviously for next year with the benefit of having the cars running now and knowing the operating window you can gain weight there are several things you can do because we know more about the way these cars, these tires and these regulations will work.”

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