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‘I'm not happy or proud’ – Franz Tost on his 18-year AlphaTauri tenure, retiring from F1, and pushing until the very end

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Franz Tost of Scuderia AlphaTauri and Austria  during the F1 Grand

It will be the end of an era on December 31, when Franz Tost closes the door to his office – his home for the last 18 years – in AlphaTauri’s Faenza factory. F1 Correspondent Lawrence Barretto sat down with the 67-year-old – F1’s second longest serving Team Principal – in Abu Dhabi for one last chat…

Tost is a remarkable man who has always been generous with his time over the last decade in which I’ve covered this sport. Never one to mince his words, the Austrian was consistently blunt and brutally honest – a refreshing trait that made interviewing him or chatting off record an absolute delight.


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