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Don’t call the VCARB 01 a ‘Toro Rosso’

But we’ll do it anyway for the 2024 Formula 1 season

Great-looking car; horrible team name. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1

Here’s the second-most interesting Formula 1 car for the 2024 season. Meet the VCARB 01, the contender for the newly renamed Visa Cash App RB Formula 1 Team (formerly known as Scuderia AlphaTauri).

We love to see the Honda branding live on. PHOTOS FROM FORMULA 1

Unlike the rest of the grid that decided to ship bare carbon-fiber vehicles with hints of color on them, the Faenza-based team is dipping back into its history with its very first vehicle.

Yes, the bright blue, white, and red accents you see here are reminiscent of the former Toro Rosso vehicles from the 2017 to 2019 seasons. Obviously, instead of “Red Bull” being emblazoned on the side, the new team sponsor can be found. You win some, you lose some, we guess.

Laurent Mekies. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1
Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo. PHOTO FROM FORMULA 1

Notable staff additions also include CEO Peter Bayer, and Laurent Mekies takes the helm from Franz Tost as team principal. Otherwise, you have the same driver duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda.

Catch these cars driven in anger during the preseason testing at Sakhir on February 21-23. The first race of the season will be held on the weekend of March 2 in Bahrain.

Sam Surla

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