Pierre Gasly played a disgusting role at Red Bull Racing alongside Max Verstappen last year, despite promises the team replaced him for the second half of the season, sent him back to Toro Rosso (AlphaTauri this year) to try out rookie Alexander Albon on the big team.
While Albon is practically copying Gasly at Red Bull this year, the Frenchman has already found himself by the end of last season, and this year he excels in reliable races and won the chaotic Italian Grand Prix in Monza after Sebastian Vettel’s 2008 victory another victory for the smaller team of the energy drink maker.
Gasly has repeatedly said after the nice result that he feels ready to drive again at Red Bull Racing from 2021, but it was clear from the bosses ’statements that he was waiting in vain for that. Over the past few weeks, Renault has also flown in to replace France with its disappointing compatriot Esteban Ocon this year, but it is now clear that this will not happen either, as it has been announced that Gasy will remain with AlphaTaur until 2021.
Yep… HE’S STAYING!! 🙌 @PierreGASLY signs on for 2021 👊
– Scuderia AlphaTauri (@ AlphaTauriF1) October 28, 2020
“I’m infinitely glad to stay at AlphaTaur for another season! This season is going very well, it may be the most successful year in the team’s history. I feel that our relationship is strong, we have managed to take advantage of all the opportunities that arise, best at the Italian Grand Prix. It was special to me that I was able to achieve the first Formula 1 victory of my career in Monza, the second in the team’s history, and I am really proud of that, ”Gasly was quoted as saying in the statement.
“I give my all to take the team forward. I look forward to next year’s challenge, to continue with AlphaTauri to achieve even more success together in the future, ”he concluded.
While Gasly’s stay was now certain, his teammate’s question was open. It’s very likely that Danyiil Kvja, who is far behind France this year, won’t get another chance, perhaps being replaced by Albon, who will certainly leave Red Bull, or perhaps a Formula 2 fair Red Bull and Honda-backed Cundoa Juki.