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Pierre Gasly

Why Alpine has decided to re-sign Gasly

Pierre Gasly is the latest piece of the Formula 1 driver market jigsaw to fall into place.

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Alpine believes the blend of experience and potential shown by Pierre Gasly will help it to achieve the "high ambitions" it wants to achieve in Formula 1.

It was announced on Thursday morning that Gasly had put pen to paper on a new multi-year contract with the Enstone team beyond 2025 as Alpine confirmed its first driver for next season.

The Frenchman joined the team ahead of the 2023 season from what is now RB and hauled one podium, in the Dutch Grand Prix, but the team has largely struggled this term with an overweight car although good progress is starting to be made, with three consecutive points finishes in Monaco, Canada, and Spain. 

Current team-mate Esteban Ocon will be leaving at the end of the season, with his replacement to be announced in due course, with team principal Bruno Famin keen to highlight the strengths of Gasly. 

Famin on Gasly's contract extension

"The extension of Pierre’s contract with the team is very pleasing. He is a driver with huge experience in Formula 1 and continues to show huge amounts of potential on-track," said Famin. 

"For Alpine as a brand, he is a great ambassador and we therefore look forward to continuing our collaboration. 

"While this is important for our future, we do have to keep our eyes close to what is coming and that is focusing on improving our current package. 

"We have high ambitions this current season and we will work tirelessly to achieve those things. 

"We will take our time in deciding Pierre’s team-mate and we are excited with the options we have on the table."

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