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Farewell to Franz: David Tremayne's send-off to Franz Tost after 18 years as an F1 team boss

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 23: Scuderia AlphaTauri Team Principal Franz Tost poses

To some he was one of the largely unknown characters in the F1 paddock. And many who did know him often misunderstood him. Like Sir Jack Brabham, Franz Tost would rarely use two words when none would do. And since you often weren’t sure whether you would receive a surly glance or a cheery grin, it was always fun to try and engineer the latter.

I really like and respect him, just as I really like and respect his equally contrary compatriot and mirror image Helmut Marko. They are both implacable racers, with neither the time nor the inclination to mollycoddle anyone, be they drivers, engineers or media.

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