Alpine have introduced Pierre Gasly will drive for the workforce in 2023 F1 season, while Nyck De Vries will substitute Gasly at AlphaTauri.
Gasly first arrived in F1 in late 2017 with Toro Rosso and has since pushed for the workforce throughout the final 5 seasons – albeit after a mid-season swap following his demotion from Pink Bull in 2019 on account of poor outcomes however has since claimed one podium in every of final three seasons for the junior workforce.
A type of podiums got here at Monza in 2020 as he claimed a shock victory following a dramatic race for the front-running groups.
Gasly although is now prepared for a contemporary problem away from the Pink Bull atmosphere and can now drive for Alpine from subsequent season, alongside his French compatriot – Esteban Ocon in an all French driver line-up for the French constructor.
Talking about his determination to affix Alpine and substitute Fernando Alonso who’s shifting to Aston Martin, Gasly commented: “I’m delighted to affix the Alpine household and start this new chapter in my Formulation 1 profession.
“Driving for a workforce that has French roots is one thing very particular. I do know the strengths of Alpine having raced towards them over the previous couple of years and, clearly, their progress and ambition could be very spectacular.”
Gasly additionally acknowledged Pink Bull and AlphaTauri for his or her help since he joined their junior programme in December 2013, as he added: “I want to thank Pink Bull as this marks the tip of our 9-year journey collectively.
“It’s due to their belief and help that I turned a Formulation 1 driver, and what we’ve achieved with Scuderia AlphaTauri over the past years has been very particular.”
Waiting for subsequent season, Gasly has vowed to “give the utmost and utilise all my expertise to battle for podiums and finally contribute to Alpine’s battle for championships sooner or later.”
Alpine Workforce Principal, Otmar Szafnauer added that he and the workforce are “very completely satisfied” to signal Gasly who he believes is “a confirmed expertise” on the grid, and may’t wait to profit from his expertise to ensure that the workforce to attain numerous targets in coming seasons.
AlphaTauri Workforce Principal, Franz Tost in the meantime issed the next assertion addressing Gasly’s departure at finish of season: “Scuderia AlphaTauri had a really profitable time with Pierre. We are going to always remember his incredible victory in Monza and his podium finishes in Brazil and Azerbaijan.
“I need to thank Pierre for all the hassle he’s put into the workforce within the final years, and I want him all one of the best for his future.”
AlphaTauri in the meantime have confirmed that Mercedes’ Reserve Driver, Nyck de Vries will substitute Gasly and race alongside Yuki Tsunoda subsequent season.
De Vries’ transfer comes simply weeks after he made his F1 debut as an alternative choice to Alex Albon at Williams and completed ninth on his debut at Italian Grand Prix.
“I’m extraordinarily excited to be becoming a member of Scuderia AlphaTauri for 2023” commented the 2020-21 Formulation E champion as he thanked each the workforce and Pink Bull for giving him the seat.
Reflecting on his various path to F1 after successful 2019 F2 title, de Vries commented: “After Formulation 2, I took a barely completely different path with motorsport, however F1 has all the time been my dream and I’m grateful to have the ability to fulfil it.”
De Vries has already carried out FP1 working for Mercedes, Aston Martin and Williams on high of a race look for the latter so believes that he’s “in an excellent place” to adapt shortly subsequent season.
Tost is “happy” to welcome de Vries to AlphaTauri as he praised the Dutchman for his qualities as a racing driver, as he mentioned: “He’s a really excessive expert driver, as he gained in all of the classes he competed in, with many races and championships below his belt.
“His final huge success was successful the Formulation E World Championship, and that is clear proof that he’s a really aggressive driver, who deserves a seat in F1. I’m trying ahead to seeing him in our automotive and I’m assured that with Yuki and Nyck we may have a really sturdy driver line up for 2023.”