Pierre Gasly Extends Contract With AlphaTauri

Pierre Gasly Extends
Pierre Gasly has re-signed with Scuderia AlphaTauri for another season in Formula One. (AlphaTauri photo)

FAENZA, Italy – Scuderia AlphaTauri announced Wednesday morning that Pierre Gasly will continue with the team next year in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

The 24-year-old Frenchman first joined the team at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, before moving to Red Bull Racing for the 2019 season.

After returning to Scuderia AlphaTauri halfway through 2019, Gasly has proven his capabilities time and time again, qualifying and finishing consistently in the top 10.

Gasly notched his first F-1 victory with AlphaTauri in thrilling fashion during this year’s Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in September.

“I’m extremely happy to continue with Scuderia AlphaTauri for another season!” noted Gasly. “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 F-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. I’m looking forward to next year’s challenge and continuing with AlphaTauri both as a premium fashion brand and a racing team, to keep performing as much as I can to achieve even more success in the future.”

All told, Gasly has a pair of podium finishes since returning to AlphaTauri during the second half of the 2019 season, including his Monza triumph. He’s scored eight points finishes in 12 grands prix this year, most recently coming home fifth in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

“I’m delighted that Pierre will remain with us for the 2021 season. He has been part of the Red Bull driver pool for many years and I hope he will remain in the Red Bull family for many seasons ahead,” said team principal Franz Tost. “Since he came back to the team last year, he consistently showed extremely good performances achieving two podiums, with a second place in Brazil in 2019 and a win at the team’s home race at this year’s Italian Grand Prix. Pierre has proven to be highly competitive also thanks to his great race craft, extracting the car’s potential at every race and giving valuable feedback to his engineers. He is mentally very strong, he is always motivated and when he sets a goal he gives it his all to achieve it.

“I’m looking forward to extending this cooperation and having a successful 2021 season together.”