Albeit the Australian is ostensibly an official reserve for both Red Bull Racing and its sister Faenza based group, Franz Tost made light of the probability that he would go to the axed McLaren driver if out of luck.
“Hypothetically we could,” the Alpha Tauri group manager is cited by motorsoprt-total.com.
“Yet, I would rather not check whether occur. There are youthful drivers like (Liam) Lawson, as Dennis Hauger. I figure we would zero in basically on youthful drivers.
“That is essential for our way of thinking,” Tost added.
Notwithstanding, some have called attention to that Red Bull’s pool of youthful rising drivers is significantly more fragile than previously.
For example, when Alpha Tauri expected to swap Pierre Gasly for 2023, the group joined non-Red Bull driver and 28-year-old Nyck de Vries.
Be that as it may, Tost says nothing has changed.
“We will constantly rely upon Red Bull. Our way of thinking has not changed,” said the Austrian. “We will likewise keep on preparing youthful drivers later on.
“Fomula 1 overall has transformed,” he contends. “The field is extremely, cutthroat at this point.
“That really intends that assuming you get youthful drivers, you need to do a decent program with them. You need to plan them as well as could be expected.”
What’s more, that, Tost makes sense of, implies that the old pattern of sometimes appearing two youthful freshmen simultaneously is currently solidly before.
“It’s likewise a direct result of the specialized criticism,” said the 67-year-old. “It would be troublesome with two youthful drivers.
“In any case, assuming Red Bull needs one of our drivers later on, that is as yet one reason why Red Bull has these two groups.”
Ricciardo, 33, went to neither the Bahrain season opener or this end of the week’s Saudi Arabian GP, despite the fact that he will be in Melbourne after that.