Under contract with AlphaTauri until 2023, Pierre Gasly will still drive one of the small Scuderia single seats. However, his future within the Red Bull galaxy has become darker since Sergio Pérez’s extension until 2024. Options for the French driver will be scarce on the market, and seats in the F1 team seats will be expensive in the coming years.
Just as talented he is, Pierre Gasly seems in a dead end for its future. And with good reason, the French pilot, under contract until 2023 with Alpha Taurisaw himself regain the seat of Sergio Perez next season. But the Mexican was rewarded for his good performances and extended at Red Bull until 2024, blocking Normand’s horizon in the galaxy Red Bull. For next season, therefore, the big changes should not happen. Franz Tost actually made itself very clear. ” He will be the driver of the Scuderia AlphaTauri in 2023. It is 100% confirmed. He has a valid contract. There is nothing more to say “, Recently trusted the head of AlphaTauri. It must be said that apart from the tub of Daniel Ricciardo which could free itself McLaren, places will be very rare next season. Especially since Pierre Gasly will probably not be the first option for the British team since Zak Browncheif of McLarenalso governs the career of Lando Norrisand it is unlikely to put the British pilot in competition with a fearsome pilot like Pierre Gasly. The profile of a number 2 driver will be privileged and the name of the young American from Indycar Colton Herta is already circulating a lot near Woking.
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What if Gasly replaced Hamilton?
So what are the options for Pierre Gasly ? One thing is for sure, if he wants to join a team capable of fulfilling his ambitions, he will have to leave the galaxy. Red Bull at the end of his contract in 2023 as before him Daniel Ricciardo and carlos sainz. ” The way Carlos managed to get out of Red Bull is perfect. He was able to improve his image by climbing at Renault (2017-2018) and then McLaren (2019-2020) “, admit William le GoffLeader of Pierre Gaslyin the columns of THE TEAMbefore adding that its pilot should also make sure not to follow the same trajectory as Daniel Ricciardo : ” For Pierre, it will be necessary to take care not to damage his image, as Ricciardo did. A great challenge therefore awaits the Norman in the coming years, but in which stable? The question arises because even in 2023 there will be rare opportunities in the top teams. Eyes turn naturally Lewis Hamilton whose contract expires in 2023 at mercedes. But it is still impossible to predict what the seven-time world champions will decide and Pierre Gasly thus refuses to project itself. ” But I can not focus on a seat that may not be available if Lewis decides to stay. ‘, He assures THE TEAM. However, the French driver is not worried about this situation, which seems delicate and intends to seize all the opportunities that will arise. ” In Formula 1, things can go so fast. I must be aware of all possibilities. Eighteen months is a long time. We discuss with everyone, but without talking about the future. It’s still too early. These years will allow me to prepare for the next challenge that awaits me, namely to drive a winning car. I’m ready “, he concludes. But if he wants to fulfill his dream of becoming world champion, Pierre Gasly will have to fly to another barn. And Franz Tost is fully aware of it. ” Pierre is at a key moment in his career. Today, he is a driver who has matured and who has expanded his range of drivers. His technical feedback has been refined and for the team he is a real element of cohesion. For us, it’s a chance to have recovered. Pierre must now have a car that allows him to win races regularly. As soon as he gets behind the wheel of an F1 capable of winning races, he will show what we already know at Alpha Tauri he can do it. “, Admits the boss ofAlpha Tauriwell aware that he has some time left to utilize Pierre Gasly, promised to a team capable of making him win races. It’s left to see which one. And when.