The Frenchman, winner this season at Monza, was confirmed by the Italian team, a subsidiary of Red Bull. The joy of the pilot.
French driver Pierre Gasly will continue in the AlphaTauri team in the 2021 Formula 1 season, the Italian team announced on Wednesday. This is a great reward for this young man who showed that it is possible to win races with the dominance of the British Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team.
Gasly, 24, started working for the team at the Malaysian GP in 2017 before joining parent team Red Bull Racing to contest the 2019 World Championship of the premier class of motorsport.
“After returning to AlphaTauri in mid-2019, Pierre has proven his ability time and time again, qualifying and consistently finishing in the top 10,” the Italian team said in a statement.
Gasly declared himself “extremely happy” to continue at AlphaTauri. “This year is going very well, we are on the way to having the best season in the history of the team. I feel that we have a great relationship, we have taken advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to us, the best of them at the Italian GP,” he said.
“Winning my first F1 race at Monza was a very special moment for me and I am very proud. I will continue to work hard to achieve new successes,” added the Frenchman.
Team Principal Franz Tost recalled that Gasly has been part of the Red Bull family for many years and is confident that he will remain in it for “many more years”.
“Since he returned to the team, last year he has achieved great results with two podiums: a second place in Brazil in 2019 and victory at the team’s home this year. He has shown that he is very competitive, is mentally very strong and knows how to extract the best of the car in every race and provides valuable information to the engineers, “said Tost.