Tost denies Red Bull’s Mintzlaff sacked him

Franz Tost has hit back at the notion that he was sacked by Red Bull. The 67-year-old has been in charge at Faenza, under both the Toro Rosso and Alpha Tauri identities, from almost the very outset some 17 years ago. Early this year, Tost also insisted that he wouldn’t still be on the pitwall at the age of 70. “I think it’s the best time to leave Formula 1,” he said, rejecting rumours that he is now a candidate to replace the newly 80-year-old Dr Helmut Marko. “It was my decision,” Tost insisted, “and it was taken two years ago. Now that I am approaching my 70th year, it is time to say goodbye.

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