Helmut Marko acknowledges that there is "understandable" dissatisfaction with AlphaTauri's recent level of performance amid rumours surrounding the team's future.
Reports emerged in recent days of a potential sale, with the squad said to be looking to either improve the cost-effectiveness of the team by relocating, or sell the team altogether.
According to Auto Motor Und Sport, the owners of AlphaTauri, Red Bull, could relocate the team to England to improve the efficiency of the outfit, or sell to one of the potential new teams interested in joining the F1 grid.
When asked about the rumours during pre-season testing in Bahrain, Marko told media, including RacingNews365.com: "They are rumours that come from somewhere. We don't react to that.
"If a decision is taken, it will be up to the shareholders."
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Marko: Understandable not to be happy with ninth place
AlphaTauri slipped to ninth in the 2022 Constructors' Championship, having previously finished sixth in the year before. Their sister team Red Bull, meanwhile, clinched their first Constructors' Championship since 2013.
Marko admits that the difference in performance levels between the two teams may raise concerns.
"That they are not happy with AlphaTauri's ninth place, that is understandable," Marko commented.
"If, on one side, you have a team like Red Bull, which wins the World Championship, while its sister team comes ninth, it means that synergies are not being used properly.
"Then, of course, it is normal to make considerations, and the shareholders ask for accountability."
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