Pierre Gasly F1 career – born on February 7, 1996, in Rouen, France, is a 25-year-old Formula 1 driver. Similar to many Formula 1 drivers, Gasly showcased his racing prowess at a young age. At the age of 10, he began karting and quickly outpaced his peers.
In 2008, he participated in the French cadet karting class, and in 2009, he gained attention on the European stage by finishing second in the CIK-FIA European Championship. From Formula 4 to Formula 2, Gasly’s journey was not without its challenges.
In 2011, Gasly embarked on his “single-seaters” adventure in the French F4 competition. Despite not winning the championship, he progressed to Formula Renault in 2012. It took him some time to adapt to the level, but after a season of ups and downs, he consistently achieved podium finishes, earning a contract with the Red Bull Junior Team in 2014.
Joining the Red Bull development program marked Gasly’s debut in Formula 2 (then known as GP2). In 2015, he finished eighth, but in 2016, he clinched the title. His strong performances in the feeder series for Formula 1 led to a role as a reserve driver at Red Bull Racing. In September 2017, Toro Rosso announced the replacement of the struggling Daniil Kvyat with Gasly, allowing him to make his debut in Formula 1 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Pierre Gasly F1 career
After an impressive debut season in Formula 1, securing fourth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Pierre Gasly’s career shifted when it was announced he’d partner with Max Verstappen in 2019. However, maintaining competitiveness proved challenging for the Frenchman. Following the summer break, Gasly returned to Toro Rosso, and Alexander Albon got an opportunity at Red Bull.
Back with his “former” team, Gasly seemed to find his stride, consistently securing points finishes similar to his results with the parent team. Racing for what had become AlphaTauri in 2020 and 2021, Gasly had strong seasons, fueling speculations about a return to Red Bull. However, in 2022, Gasly is slated to continue with AlphaTauri alongside Yuki Tsunoda.
Alpine Bound in 2023
Gasly concludes his tenure with AlphaTauri in the 2022 season. The Frenchman is set to move to his roots at Alpine for the following season. There, he will be teammates with Esteban Ocon, replacing Fernando Alonso, who is joining Aston Martin. This team switch for Gasly comes alongside Nyck de Vries taking his place at AlphaTauri.
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