Alpine F1 Team announced on Saturday morning October 8 that it had entered Pierre Gasly to replace Fernando Alonso for 2023, the second day of the Japanese Grand Prix event. Multi-year contract.
As a result, Gasly, from Rouen in Normandy, France, will team up with Esteban Ocon, from the same hometown and age, and challenge for the F1 World Championship in the 2023 season as a member of the team. All France.
The 26-year-old French driver joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2014. Since then he has spent his entire career, including F1, as a Red Bull driver.
After winning the GP2 championship in 2016, he made his F1 debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2017 and was promoted to Red Bull Racing in 2019, replacing Daniel Ricciardo.
However, due to poor results, he was demoted to Toro Rosso midway through the season. Despite everything, he continued to devote himself without ever rotting, and established his own reputation, such as winning his first victory at the 2020 F1 Italian GP.
“I’m really happy to be able to start a new career in F1 as part of the Alpine family,” Gasly said when announcing his transfer.
“It’s really special for me to drive for a team with French roots.”
“Having raced with Alpine over the past few seasons I have learned how strong they are, their progress and ambition is truly impressive.
“It also means farewell to Red Bull, who have been with me for nine years. Their trust and support enabled me to become an F1 driver. I am truly grateful to them.”
“And what we have achieved over the last few years with Scuderia AlphaTauri has been really special.”
“I will continue to give my best and use all the experience I have gained so far to fight for the podium and ultimately help Alpine win the championship.”