Gasly has revealed that discussions are already underway to extend his contract with Alpine as the F1 silly season kicks off in full swing.
With the unsurprising extensions of Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris at Ferrari and McLaren, respectively, Lewis Hamilton’s shock move to Ferrari marks the first domino to fall, potentially leading several drivers to switch teams for 2025.
However, for Gasly, whose contract ends in 2024, he hinted that talks about extending his stay at Enstone have already started.
Gasly was speaking after the launch of the A524 and stated, “Lewis’s decision changes the driver market dynamics.”
“It was unexpected for most. Obviously, I began my chapter with Alpine last year. I know the project I am working on. My contract ends at the end of the year, and obviously, there are ongoing conversations about what comes next.”
“I think the situation is quite clear, but for now, I just want to see what this car is capable of. Ultimately, my goal is to fight at the front. I believe that’s possible with Alpine. I’m 28, have good experience, am in my prime, and that’s what I’m working towards.”
“I want to fight for victories, for podiums, and to be up there.”
Gasly, who turned 28 on the launch day, has thus had discussions with Alpine’s senior officials. How far along are they?
“It’s an ongoing process, and we’ve had conversations. But I think things will start to get a bit more lively after a few races. Or maybe it’s already happening. I can’t tell you anything, everyone is keeping their cards close to their chest.”
“Obviously, I want to perform, I want to give my best, I want to do my best for the team.”
“500 people have worked day and night to make this car as good as it can be, and then my job is to take it as high up the grid as possible, so that’s what I’m focusing on. The rest will happen in parallel but not at the expense of my work.”
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