Pierre Gasly Anticipates Fierce Battle for Points With Ferrari and McLaren in 2022 F1 Season

Published 12/30/2021, 9:26 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno

The 2021 Formula One season was the most exciting season that we have had in recent years. While the headline action was at the top, in the middle of the table, AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly had a consistent season on the circuit and enjoyed all the races that the F1 calendar had to offer. For next year, he is looking forward to more battles with rivals such as McLaren and Ferrari.


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Pierre Gasly is hoping to fight Ferrari and McLaren in 2022

According to the AlphaTauri driver, fighting against Ferrari and McLaren had been the most thrilling aspect of the season. He went on to say that he intends to battle them again next year.

As quoted from Autosport, Gasly said, “As an entire season, 22 races, I must say I enjoyed all 22. Coming into a race weekend knowing you’re going to be fighting for points, you’re going to fight with Ferraris and McLarens, is just a different kind of excitement.”

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

“I must say I’ve loved it all year, and I really hope it’s going to be the case [again] next year,” Gasly concluded.

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How did Gasly perform in 2021?

The AlphaTauri driver certainly enjoyed his 2021 season, terming it his most “consistent” season to date. However, he only managed to get one podium finish, which he achieved at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, besides nine top six finishes. As the 2021 season came to an 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 Sezerg

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? 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.