Tost: "It's going to be a busy Friday in Austria"

21-05-2020 16:29
by Editorial Team
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Tost: It's going to be a busy Friday in Austria

If everything goes according to plan then Formula 1 will finally start in 2020 on 5 July, with the Austrian Grand Prix. Franz Tost expects busy preparations after such a long break.

Formula 1 was actually supposed to start this year in Melbourne, but that race was cancelled last minute, so the drivers have not been in an F1 car since the test days in February. An incredibly long period for the drivers who normally can't wait to start racing again after the winter break.

But also for the technicians it will be a difficult job to start up again as usual. "It will be a big challenge to get the operation going again", Franz Tost acknowledges in conversation with Formula1.com.

No more waiting for the right conditions

"I want to take the cars apart and put them back together like we did with the first car. After that we have to train the pit stop and I'm also worried about the drivers, who haven't been in the car for so long".

The team boss of AlphaTauri foresees a very busy Friday in Austria. "It is very important to know that the car is reliable and we don't have any problems. That's why we have to drive as many laps as possible, just like the other teams. During FP1 you will see a lot of cars on the track and there will be no waiting for the right track temperature". We will soon see if the race can actually take place, but it is clear that everyone in Formula 1 can't wait to get started.

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