“My Priority Is With Red Bull” – Pierre Gasly Remains Unwavering With Eyes on 2023 Move

Published 12/27/2021, 3:46 AM EST
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 14: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri talks with Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 14, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)


Being part of the Red Bull driver academy can be a gift and a curse. The team does bring new talent to the grid but replaces them if they are not matching the expectations. Pierre Gasly was brought into Red Bull at the start of the 2019 season, but midway through the year, the Horner-led team replaced him with Alex Albon for the remainder of the season.

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The French driver was back in AlphaTauri for the 19′, 20, and 21′ seasons. The 25-year-old will still be a part of the sister for next season as well but hasn’t given hope for joining the Milton-Keynes-based outfit in 2023.

Pierre Gasly doesn’t rule out a move to Red Bull in 2023

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Gasly was dropped from the team midway through the 2019 season. And since the last two and half seasons the French driver has been with the sister team. However, the Frenchman does have hope that he can make it back to Red Bull in 2023.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

As quoted by GPFans, “First of all, obviously, my priority is with Red Bull, but at the moment they’ve decided to continue with Sergio. I don’t know what they’re going to plan. They’re saying that probably 2023 there could be an option.”

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“I’ll try to put myself in the best position for that, but it’s a discussion that we know we’re going to have next year with Red Bull,” Gasly concluded.

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How did Gasly perform in 2021?

The AlphaTauri driver had a mediocre season this year, as he only managed to get one podium which he achieved at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. As the 2021 season came to end, Gasly had bagged 110 points which resulted in him occupying a ninth-place finish in the driver’s championship.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 9, 2021 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The 25-year-old will be part of AlphaTauri in 2022 as well and hopes to achieve wins and podiums next year. What are your predictions for the French driver in the upcoming season of F1? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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