Scuderia Alpha Tauri announced on Wednesday that Pierre Gasly will remain with the team for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
The 24 year old joined the Italian team in 2017 before moving to Red Bull Racing in 2019. The Frenchman returned to Scuderia Alpha Tauri mid way through 2019 and scoring his first Formula One podium at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix where he finished the race in second place behind race winner Max Verstappen.
The 2020 season has been a breakthrough year for Gasly who took his first Grand Prix victory in Italy at the Monza circuit. Speaking about the news, Gasly said:
“I’m extremely happy to continue with Scuderia AlphaTauri for another season!” . “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 Formula 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.”
Scuderia Alpha Tauri Team Principal Franz Tost commented saying:
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. 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.