AlphaTauri confirmed that Pierre Gasly will stay with the team for the 2022 season. The Frenchman said he is “very happy” to lead the team for another year.
Gasly also admitted that he is excited to lead the team in 2022 since he is intrigued by the new regulations changes.
Gasly said that he felt disappointed to not have the chance to go back to Red Bull. However, he is finding stability inside of AlphaTauri and that is important for him as he enters the third season with the team.
“I am very happy to be moving forward with Scuderia AlphaTauri for another season in Formula 1, especially after seeing the progress that we’ve made as a team since I first joined in 2017,” Gasly said.
“Seeing the performance we’ve shown so far this season, I think there are great things to achieve for the rest of this season and next year, especially with the upcoming changes to the championship in 2022.”
“I’m very excited to see what we can accomplish in the new era of F1 and to keep working with the team as best as I can to bring us forward in the team standings.
“This year has been very successful so far and I believe we can work well together to do even better in 2022.”
Franz Tost also spent some words on Pierre, saying that his experience has helped the team a lot.
“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,” Tost 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.”