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AlphaTauri hit the track with new F1 car in Misano

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Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri performs during the filming day in Misano, Italy on February 15, 2020 // Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool

A day after a spectacular launch event in Austria, AlphaTauri became the fourth team to run their 2020 car on track, the newly renamed squad giving the AT01 a shakedown at Misano in Italy.

Daniil Kvyat was the first of the team’s two drivers behind the wheel of the Honda-powered car, which has seemingly already become a firm fan favourite thanks to its fresh new livery.

Pierre Gasly then took over driving duties as he and Kvyat split the 100km of permissible running evenly.

READ MORE: Is AlphaTauri more than just a rebrand? And 4 other questions from the AT01 launch

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Sister squad Red Bull were the first team to hit the track in 2020 with a run at Silverstone on Wednesday. Mercedes followed suit at the British Grand Prix venue on Friday, at the same time that Alfa Romeo were blooding their new machine at Fiorano in Italy.

READ MORE: AlphaTauri reveal striking 2020 livery after Toro Rosso rebrand

Pre-season testing officially gets underway at Barcelona in Spain on February 19. You can watch all the action on F1TV, with full live timing and in-session clips available right here on Formula1.com

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