BMW's Tost Set to be Red Bull Jr. Boss

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has set his sights on BMW logistics manager Franz Tost becoming the sporting director of the Red Bull Junior team next year, Autosport-Atlas has learned

BMW's Tost Set to be Red Bull Jr. Boss

Tost, who used to help manage Ralf Schumacher while working for Willi Weber, is well experienced in running racing outfits through his years as team manager for Walter Lechner Racing. He also has first hand experience in developing drivers from his own racing career in Formula Ford and Formula Three.

It is believed that Mateschitz is flying to this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix to confirm the appointment of Tost, who the Austrian insists is his 'first choice' to help run the team. There was speculation that former Grand Prix driver Gerhard Berger would take the role, but that was publicly ruled out earlier this week.

Mateschitz is also understood to have decided to opt for the name 'Squadra Toro Rosso' for the new team next year - which is the exact Italian translation of Team Red Bull.

Sources also claim that Mateschitz has decided that the team's drivers next year will be Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed, despite recent rumours suggesting that Speed may only get the third drive with the outfit.

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