AlphaTauri has confirmed one of its two drivers for the 2021 F1 season. Pierre Gasly will remain at the team next year.
AlphaTauri has announced that it has retained Pierre Gasly for the 2021 Formula 1 season following a successful campaign that saw him become a race winner this year.
The 2021 campaign will be Gasly’s fourth in F1, having originally joined the Faenza-based squad towards the end of 2017 when it ran under the Toro Rosso name.
For 2019, he was promoted to the senior Red Bull team, but was dropped back to Toro Rosso halfway through the season due to poor results.
However at the Brazilian Grand Prix last year, Gasly capped off the season with a podium at Brazilian before winning this year’s race at Monza under the new AlphaTauri brand.
“I’m extremely happy to continue with Scuderia AlphaTauri for another season,” Gasly said.
“This year is going very well, and we are on track to have our most successful season in the team’s history.
“I feel we have a very strong relationship, we have managed to take every opportunity that’s come our way, the best one at the Italian Grand Prix.
“Winning my first Formula 1 race in Monza was a very special moment for me, and it was made extra sweet to deliver a second win in the team’s history, so I’m very proud of that.
“I’ll do my maximum to push the team and take all my responsibility to bring it as far forward as I can.”
AlphaTauri has not confirmed who his team-mate will be next year, however the primary front-runners are believed to be Formula 2’s Yuki Tsunoda, and Red Bull’s Alexander Albon, who is enduring difficulties at the senior team this year.
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