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Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly 2017 Malaysia.jpg
Gasly in 2017
Born (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 24)
Rouen, France
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityFrance French
2020 teamAlphaTauri-Honda[1][2]
Car number10
Entries60 (59 starts)
Championships0
Wins1
Podiums2
Career points187
Pole positions0
Fastest laps2
First entry2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
First win2020 Italian Grand Prix
Last win2020 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
2019 position7th (95 pts)
WebsiteOfficial website
Previous series
2017
2014-16
2014
2013
2012-13
2012
2011
Super Formula
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
French F4 Championship
Championship titles
2016
2013
GP2 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Pierre Gasly (French pronunciation: ​[pj ?asli]; born 7 February 1996) is a French racing driver, currently competing in Formula One under the French flag, racing for Scuderia AlphaTauri. He is the 2016 GP2 Series champion, and the runner-up in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series and the 2017 Super Formula Championship. He made his Formula One debut with Toro Rosso at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.[3]

He moved to Red Bull Racing in 2019, before moving back after trading with Alexander Albon from Toro Rosso between the Hungarian and Belgian rounds to partner Daniil Kvyat.[4] Gasly took his maiden Formula One victory at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix while driving for AlphaTauri.

Career

Karting

Gasly entered karting in 2006, when he finished fifteenth in the French Minime Championship,[5] before he finished fourth the following year.[6] In 2008 he stepped up to the French Cadet Championship,[7] before moving to the international scene in 2009. He moved into the KF3 category, staying until the end of 2010, when he finished as runner-up in the CIK-FIA European Championship.[8]

Formula Renault

Pierre Gasly in Motorland Aragón, 2014

In 2011, Gasly made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the French F4 Championship 1.6-litre category.[9] He finished third behind his future Eurocup rivals Matthieu Vaxivière and Andrea Pizzitola with seven podiums, including wins at Spa, Albi and Le Castellet.[10]

Gasly moved to the 2-litre Formula Renault machinery in 2012, joining R-Ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup.[11] He finished tenth with six point-scoring finishes, including podiums at Spa and the Nürburgring.[12] He also had seven starts in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, taking a podium at the Nürburgring.

For 2013, Gasly moved to Tech 1 Racing.[13] He took five podiums, as well as victories at Moscow, the Hungaroring and Le Castellet.[8][14] He held an eleven-point lead over Oliver Rowland into the final meeting at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and ultimately clinched the title with third and sixth-place finishes; the latter result coming after a collision with Rowland, who received a drive-through penalty as a result.[15]

The driver jumped to Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, where he was hired by Arden under the Red Bull Junior Team development program. He finished season as runner-up to another Red Bull Junior Carlos Sainz Jr., collecting eight podiums in the seventeen races.

GP2 Series

Gasly made his GP2 Series debut in 2014 at Monza circuit in support of Italian Grand Prix, replacing Caterham Racing driver Tom Dillmann who had commitments at other racing series and was unable to participate in GP2 Series races for that weekend.[16] He then partook in post-season testing, driving for DAMS and signed with the French team to race alongside the British driver Alex Lynn, development driver of Williams F1 Team.[17] Though taking three pole positions and four podiums, Gasly experienced an uneven season, including causing collisions in Bahrain, Spa and Yas Marina (which got the subsequent race cancelled), which saw him finish eighth, two places behind teammate Lynn.

Gasly would switch to newcomers Prema Powerteam alongside 2015 European Formula 3 runner-up and GP2 rookie Antonio Giovinazzi for 2016. He would go on to become the GP2 Series champion that season.

Japanese Super Formula

Gasly joined Team Mugen to drive a Red Bull-sponsored Honda at the 2017 Super Formula Championship.[18]

Formula E

Gasly's Renault e.Dams car in the NYC ePrix paddock prior to qualifying

Gasly made a one-off Formula E appearance for Renault e.dams where he replaced Sébastien Buemi for the 2017 New York ePrix, due to the latter's commitments to the World Endurance Championship.[19] In the weekend's first race, Gasly recovered from a poor qualifying performance of 19th to finish seventh in his debut race.[20] Gasly nearly finished on the podium in the second race, hitting the wall on the exit of the final corner while battling for third and limping across the finish line with major damage in fourth.[21]

Formula One

In September 2015, Gasly was signed as a reserve driver for Red Bull Racing.[22][23]

Toro Rosso (2017-2018)

Gasly on his debut for Toro Rosso at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Gasly made his Formula One race début at the Malaysian Grand Prix with Scuderia Toro Rosso, replacing Daniil Kvyat for a number of races.[3] He finished the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix outside the points. Gasly was expected to take Carlos Sainz Jr.'s seat at Austin but he was forced to miss the race due to a clash with the final round of the 2017 Super Formula Championship.[24] He returned to the team for Mexico, partnering with New Zealander Brendon Hartley after the team decided to drop Kvyat from the Red Bull programme. Gasly and Hartley became full-time Toro Rosso drivers for the 2018 season. In the Bahrain Grand Prix, Gasly qualified sixth, but promoted to fifth after Lewis Hamilton's penalty. He eventually finished the race in fourth place, earning his first points finish in Formula One.[25] A week later in China, he crashed into teammate Hartley in what the two confessed as being a 'miscommunication'.[26] Gasly recorded four more points finishes during the season, including a 7th-place finish in Monaco and a 6th-place finish in Hungary. He ended the season in 15th place in the championship with 29 points, comfortably ahead of teammate Hartley.

Gasly in 2019

Red Bull (2019)

Gasly was contracted to drive for Red Bull for the 2019 season, partnering Max Verstappen[27] following the departure of Daniel Ricciardo to Renault.[28] Gasly struggled with the RB15, being consistently off teammate Verstappen's pace, even getting lapped by him in several races. He only out-qualified Verstappen on one occasion, in Canada, when Verstappen was hampered by a red flag in qualifying. In both China and Monaco, Gasly recorded the fastest lap of the race. His best result of the season (whilst racing for Red Bull) came at the British Grand Prix, finishing 4th after Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel in front were involved in a collision. This was arguably the only race where he was able to battle the frontrunners.[] Gasly came under increasing pressure at the Hungarian Grand Prix, after being lapped by Verstappen during a race in which he could have assisted Verstappen from being passed by Lewis Hamilton for the race win, had he been close enough behind. Despite Gasly's poor form, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner claimed that it was the team's "intention" to keep Gasly until the end of the season.[29] By the summer break, Gasly was in 6th place in the championship with 63 points, just five points clear of Carlos Sainz Jr. in the inferior McLaren. Teammate Verstappen, meanwhile, had recorded 181 points, two race wins, five podium finishes and one pole position.

Return to Toro Rosso (2019)

Gasly at the 2019 Italian Grand Prix, after being dropped to Scuderia Toro Rosso mid season
Gasly (second from left) on his maiden podium after finishing second in the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

Ahead of the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix, Gasly was demoted back to junior team Toro Rosso with Alexander Albon taking his place.[30] The change came after Albon's strong performance in the Toro Rosso STR14 throughout the first half of the season, with a best finish of 6th at the rain-affected German Grand Prix. Upon the shock mid-season announcement, the team at Red Bull said in a press release, "The team will use the next nine races to evaluate Alex's performance in order to make an informed decision as to who will drive alongside Max in 2020."[31] On the dropping of Gasly, Christian Horner said: "Pierre really needs to take some time out during the break, reflect, and take the lessons into the second part of the year. We desperately need him realising more of the potential of the car."[32] During the remainder of the season at Toro Rosso, partnering Daniil Kvyat, Gasly achieved five points finishes, including a 9th-place finish at his first race back at the team in Belgium. His best performance came at the chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix. Gasly qualified in 7th place and took advantage of retirements from Valtteri Bottas and both Ferrari drivers, as well as a collision between Lewis Hamilton and Alexander Albon, to finish the race in 2nd place after holding off Hamilton in a straight drag to the finish line. This marked the first podium finish of Gasly's Formula One career, Toro Rosso's best race result since the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, and Honda's first 1-2 finish since the 1991 Japanese Grand Prix. On his cool-down lap, Gasly remarked over the radio: "This is the best day of my life".[33] He finished the season in 7th place in the championship with 95 points.

Pierre Gasly driving at the 2020 pre-season testing.

AlphaTauri (2020-)

Gasly was retained by the team along with Kvyat as they renamed to Scuderia AlphaTauri.[34] At the unpredictable 2020 Italian Grand Prix Gasly won the first Formula One race of his career,[35] becoming the first French driver to win a Formula One race since Olivier Panis' victory at the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, 24 years prior. Gasly became the 109th different race winner in F1.[36]

This prompted speculation that Gasly could return to Red Bull, and Gasly himself said that he was 'ready' to do so.[37] AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost praised Gasly's race but dismissed the possibility of Gasly returning to Red Bull soon.[38] However, Gasly is due to remain with AlphaTauri for 2021.[39]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 French F4 Championship Autosport Academy 14 4 2 1 7 104 3rd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 14 0 1 0 2 32 10th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 7 0 0 0 1 78 23rd
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 3 4 2 8 195 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 3 72 6th
Pau Formula Renault 2.0 Trophy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Arden Motorsport 17 0 1 3 8 192 2nd
GP2 Series Caterham Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 29th
2015 GP2 Series DAMS 21 0 3 1 4 110 8th
2016 GP2 Series Prema Racing 22 4 5 4 9 219 1st
2016-17 Formula E Renault e.dams 2 0 0 0 0 18 16th
2017 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 5 0 0 0 0 0 21st
Super Formula Team Mugen 7 2 0 0 3 33 2nd
2018 Formula One Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 21 0 0 0 0 29 15th
2019 Formula One Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 12 0 0 2 0 95 7th
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 9 0 0 0 1
2020 Formula One Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 13 1 0 0 1 63* 9th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2014 Arden Motorsport MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

5
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

2
MON
1

7
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

4
MSC
1

18
MSC
2

2
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

8
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
LEC
1

2
LEC
2

2
JER
1

6
JER
2

4
2nd 192

Complete GP2 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete Super Formula results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2017 Team Mugen SUZ
10
OKA
19
OKA
7
FUJ
5
MOT
1
AUT
1
SUG
2
SUZ
C
SUZ
C
2nd 33

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Toro Rosso 1.6 V6 t AUS CHN BHR RUS ESP MON CAN AZE AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN MAL
14
JPN
13
USA MEX
13
BRA
12
ABU
16
21st 0
2018 Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H 1.6 V6 t AUS
Ret
BHR
4
CHN
18
AZE
12
ESP
Ret
MON
7
CAN
11
FRA
Ret
AUT
11
GBR
13
GER
14
HUN
6
BEL
9
ITA
14
SIN
13
RUS
Ret
JPN
11
USA
12
MEX
10
BRA
13
ABU
Ret
15th 29
2019 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing RB15 Honda RA619H 1.6 V6 t AUS
11
BHR
8
CHN
6
AZE
Ret
ESP
6
MON
5
CAN
8
FRA
10
AUT
7
GBR
4
GER
14+
HUN
6
7th 95
Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Scuderia Toro Rosso STR14 BEL
9
ITA
11
SIN
8
RUS
14
JPN
7
MEX
9
USA
16+
BRA
2
ABU
18
2020 Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1.6 V6 t AUT
7
STY
15
HUN
Ret
GBR
7
70A
11
ESP
9
BEL
8
ITA
1
TUS
Ret
RUS
9
EIF
6
POR
5
EMI
TUR
BHR
SKH
ABU
9th* 63* [E]

+ Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stoffel Vandoorne
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Nyck de Vries
Preceded by
Stoffel Vandoorne
GP2 Series
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Charles Leclerc
(FIA Formula 2)

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