AlphaTauri remains the current driver line-up of Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda for the 2022 season.
Another two seats have been taken in the 2022 F1 grid. AlphaTauri has announced on Tuesday morning that Gasly and Tsunoda will drive for the team next year.
Team principal Franz Tost commented on the announcement.
“Pierre’s development in the years has been impressive and in his time with us he managed to make it to all three steps of the podium,” he said. “Starting with the second place in Brazil in 2019, he then won our home grand prix the following year in Monza and this year he has already achieved a podium with a third place in Baku. I am confident there’s more to come and this is why we are excited to have him with us for another season. Furthermore, he is using his experience in F1 to help Yuki with his development.
“This year we have seen that the positive relationship between the two, made of a competitiveness on-track and a friendship off-track, has proven effective for the team. Yuki has joined the team as a rookie and is continuing to learn every day, the feedback from the engineers shows that he is absorbing all the information given to him and improving.
“As a rookie, Yuki is only at the beginning of this journey, so it’s good that he can continue what we’ve started together. It’s great for us to be securing our driver line-up so early in the season, so we can now focus on the rest of 2021, where we’re in a tough fight in the midfield pack.”
Gasly is currently 8th in the Drivers’ Championship with 66 points scored, while Tsunoda is 13th with 18 points in the tally.