AlphaTauri Pre-Season Testing: What we learned from Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda’s AT03 run in Bahrain

AlphaTauri looking to do a better season than the one they did last year.

AlphaTauri
AlphaTauri

The second pre-season testing for the 2022 F1 season has come to a close yesterday in Bahrain and now with the help of this piece, we are going to take an in-detail look at what the AlphaTauri team has been able to do during the three days of testing in Bahrain. AlphaTauri is the sister team of Red Bull, their main job is to develop drivers for Red Bull.

  • AlphaTauri F1 team is the sister team of Red Bull and last year they were able to finish sixth in the constructors championship.They came very close to clinching fifth from Alpine but it just wasn’t to be for AlphaTauri. Given the strong showing that the team put last season, AlphaTauri would be atleast looking for a much more improved performance this time around. Moreover, last season they had a rookie driver in Yuki Tsunoda but this year he would be entering with a full season behind him. Ahead of the 2022 F1 season things are looking good for the team as they have showed steady progress in Barceolna during first-pre season testing and now recently in Bahrain they have put their AT03 through the wringer racking up lots and lots of laps. It’s not only the mileage front where they have impressed, they have also showed raw pace during testing in Bahrain. Their experienced driver Pierre Gasly was fastest on day 1 of testing in Bahrain and as things stand, the AlphaTauri team is in good shape ahead of the Baharain Grand Prix on 18th March.

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Pierre Gasly lap timings and laps completed

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly the AlphaTauri F1 driver was one of the few drivers who were able to put in a decent number of laps during the three days of testing in Bahrain. The Frenchman was a busy man during testing in Bahrain and he certainly did put in a shift for the team whenever he got the opportunity to get behind the wheel in Bahrain.

DayNo. of laps completedRankFastest lap time
110211.33.902
2NANANA
391121.34.865

Yuki Tsunoda lap timings and laps completed

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda the young Japanese driver is entering his second season in F1 and given the season he had last year, he certainly would be looking to cut down on the silly mistakes that the driver is known to do and put in a better season for the team. As far as Yuki’s Bahrain testing goes the young driver was able to complete his duties without too many difficulties during the three days of testing and should consider his work as a job well done ahead of the start of the 2022 F1 season.

DayNo. of laps completedRankFastest lap time
1NANANA
2119101.36.802
35761.33.002

Could we see AlphaTauri on top of the midfield battle during 2022?

AlphaTauri
AlphaTauri

The AlphaTauri F1 team is one of the few teams that has been very consistent since the starting of the first pre-season testing in Barcelona. The team has put the AT03 through the wringer by doing a lot of laps. The Red Bull sister team’s testing in Bahrain has been very solid considering the team didn’t face any reliability issues on any of the testing days. This is really impressive as top teams like McLaren were seen struggling with the reliability of their package in Bahrain.

The Bahrain test was full of positives for the AlphaTauri team and given they have a prolific driver like Pierre in their ranks, there are very good chances that the team could be seen fighting at top of the midfield rather than at the back of it. Yuki Tsunoda has also gained a lot of experience last season and has himself admitted that he is feeling more prepared as compared to the last season in F1.

If Yuki is also able to come to the party in 2022 then things are going to be just fine for the Red Bull sister team and they could certainly spring a few surprises during the season. Given the team finished sixth in the constructors last season, they would definitely be looking to improve on it and show the rest of the competition what the AlphaTauri team is made of.

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