AlphaTauri denies Ferrari's claims of aggressive announcement

AlphaTauri denies Ferrari’s claims of aggressive announcement

Outgoing team boss Franz Tost says hands were tied on timing of Laurent Mekies' appointment

In a surprising turn of events, the timing of AlphaTauri’s announcement regarding Laurent Mekies replacing Franz Tost as team boss has stirred discontent within Ferrari. Tost, in response, emphasized that the team’s hands were forced due to unexpected press leaks, leaving them with no choice but to disclose the information sooner than intended.

Tost had recently dropped retirement hints, indicating that changes were on the horizon. Subsequently, ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix race weekend, it was officially revealed that the 2023 Formula 1 season would mark Tost’s final campaign as AlphaTauri’s team principal.