Gasly: ‘Still quite early’ for Red Bull to decide on 2022 plans

Alpine announced on Wednesday that Gasly’s compatriot, Esteban Ocon, had signed a new three-year contract that will keep him with the team until the end of the 2024 season. Current AlphaTauri driver Gasly had been linked with a possible move to Alpine, given his status as France’s only grand prix winner in the past 25 years and the team’s strong national identity.
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Gasly determined to prove his doubters wrong

Pierre Gasly says he’s motivated by the people that try to “break” his dreams and is determined to prove them all wrong. After enjoying a strong start to his Formula 1 career at Toro Rosso – now known asAlphaTauri – in 2018, the Frenchman picked up his fair share of doubters after struggling at Red Bull the following year.
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Gasly: "Special" to return to French GP as an F1 race winner

Gasly became the first French F1 race winner in 24 years after taking a shock victory at last year’s Italian Grand Prix, fending off Carlos Sainz Jr to score a famous result for AlphaTauri. It saw Gasly break a drought dating back to Olivier Panis’s single race win for Ligier...

Tost: Gasly now one of the "absolutely top drivers" in F1

Gasly finished third in the Azerbaijan GP, recording the third podium finish of his career after his win in Italy last year and his second place in Brazil in 2019. The Frenchman has qualified in the top six in four of the six grands prix held so far this season, and has scored points in every race except Bahrain, where he damaged his front wing on the first lap.

Tost names Gasly as ‘one of absolute top drivers’

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost believes that Pierre Gasly is one of the “absolute top” drivers on the Formula 1 grid. The Frenchman had an excellent 2020 campaign, winning his first race, and has picked up where he left off so far in 2021. In the first six races, he...

Marko: Don’t know where Gasly to Alpine talk came from

Helmut Marko has admitted that he does not know where rumours of Pierre Gasly joining Alpine came from, describing the Frenchman as a “great fit” for AlphaTauri. Gasly has been mighty impressive since losing his Red Bull drive midway through the 2019 season, securing two podiums and a race win, including a third-place finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last weekend.

Marko can’t see Gasly leaving AlphaTauri

With Sergio Perez now doing exactly what is required at Red Bull, Helmut Marko instead sees Pierre Gasly as “the ideal ambassador” for AlphaTauri. Gasly remains within the Red Bull ranks two years after his promotion to being Max Verstappen’s team-mate turned out badly, dropped after just half a season.

Gasly fought power unit problem to beat Leclerc to podium

Pierre Gasly admitted he drove half of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a power unit issue that made his battle with Charles Leclerc for third place even more intense. Leclerc had started from pole position but dropped back in the race, with Gasly sitting an impressive fourth once Max Verstappen retired with a tire failure late in the running. Promoted to third on the restart when Lewis Hamilton went off, Gasly then lost out to Leclerc at the end of the penultimate lap, but immediately hit back into Turn 1 and held on to complete the set of having finished first, second and third in F1.

Gasly "doesn't have an answer" for improved Baku form

The Frenchman clocked the fifth fastest time in Friday's FP2 session and then went quickest in FP3 on Saturday. Come qualifying, he was in the fight for pole position, and was ultimately beaten only by Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Even more remarkably, he was only 0.002s behind...

Gasly thrilled with podium after ‘insane’ race

Pierre Gasly said his AlphaTauri car felt “incredible” in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the Frenchman earned a superb podium finish in Baku. Gasly followed up his form in qualifying on Saturday by running high up the order throughout Sunday’s race, and benefited from Max Verstappen’s retirement through a tyre failure and Lewis Hamilton running off the circuit at Turn 1 on the race restart, to help him on his way to his third Formula 1 podium.

FP3: Gasly surprise leader, setback for Max and Red Bull

Max Verstappen crashed out of third practice ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly took a surprise P1 in the session. Gasly’s 1:42.251s was +0.344s ahead of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, in a session that saw a marked increase in heat compared to Friday. A track temperature of 54°C was a six-degree increase from the day before – which contributed to leaving drivers around a second slower than their FP2 times.

Gasly stunned to find AlphaTauri in fight for pole position

Pierre Gasly said he was “super-excited” about having the chance to contend for pole position after leading final practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The AlphaTauri driver equalled the best starting position of his career by taking fourth on the grid for tomorrow’s race. He was only a tenth of a second slower than Lewis Hamilton’s second-placed Mercedes.

Gasly felt sorry for Hamilton in Monaco

Pierre Gasly says that he felt sorry for Lewis Hamilton in Monaco, with the Mercedes man spending the race stuck behind him. The AlphaTauri driver continued his strong start to the season last time out in Monte Carlo, qualifying in P6 and finishing the race there to score some big points for his team.