Purple Bull have owned two groups since 2006, when the Austrian power drink model purchased the failing Italy-based Minardi and renamed them Toro Rosso, once more altering the title in 2020 to AlphaTauri.
AlphaTauri are present process an additional rebranding this season, with Laurent Mekies the brand new group boss and Peter Bayer as chief government, and are planning nearer ties with Purple Bull in Milton Keynes.
Brown informed reporters at his group’s Woking headquarters that he was involved by the tightening Purple Bull alliance and the problem wanted to be addressed.
Faenza-based AlphaTauri have historically served as a feeder outfit for Purple Bull Racing, bringing on younger drivers inside the Purple Bull junior programme, and Brown referred to them as a B group.
“This A/B group and co-ownership, which is an entire different stage of A/B group, is of massive concern to us and the well being of the game and the equity of the game,” he mentioned.
“The factor I want to see us as a sport concentrate on, and the place we sit on the regulation aspect, is the A/B group co-ownership.
“I imagine it is a severe concern for the equity of the game, for the followers. That is why it is just about not allowed in some other type of main sport.
“I would prefer to see us as an business concentrate on that earlier than it will get to a stage of being the place Components One as soon as was, which may be very out of steadiness as a result of persons are taking part in by the principles however a unique algorithm.”
Purple Bull group boss Christian Horner mentioned final month that AlphaTauri operated independently from his group.
“They take good thing about the components which are allowed to be transferred, just like the gearbox and the suspension and so forth, in the identical means that Williams and Aston Martin have finished so with Mercedes or Haas with Ferrari,” he added.
“They’re designing their very own automobile, they have their very own concepts.”
The FIA’s single-seater head Nikolas Tombazis mentioned final month that the governing physique was conscious of issues and can be issuing additional steerage.
Components One has a funds cap to stop groups from massively outspending others, as they did up to now, and to make the racing extra aggressive.
Champions Purple Bull Racing received 21 out of twenty-two races final season, essentially the most dominant efficiency within the historical past of the game, with Max Verstappen taking his third title in a row.
AlphaTauri, who’ve skilled Australian Daniel Ricciardo cementing his comeback earlier than a potential transfer again as much as Purple Bull, completed eighth out of 10 groups general.