With Fernando Alonso leaving the BWT ALpine Team at the end of the 2022 season, Pierre Gasly joins the team on a multi-year contract.
The 26 year old, who hails from Rouen in Normandy, will complete the all French line up, the first in the FIA Formula 1 World Championships since 1995. He made his F1 debut in 2017 with Scuderia Toro Rosso after his 2016 GP2 Series Championship title. From there he moved to Red Bull Racing before returning to his previous team where he took his first victory at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix under AlphaTauri.
The Renault Group knows him well thanks to a 2013 win of the Formula Renault Eurocup Championship and a finish as Vice Champion in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series before competing for Renault e.dams in Formula E.
He said “I am delighted to join the Alpine family and begin this new chapter in my Formula 1 career. Driving for a team that has French roots is something very special. I know the strengths of Alpine having raced against them over the past couple of years and, clearly, their progress and ambition is very impressive.”
Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer added “I’m very happy that Pierre will be joining the team for 2023 and beyond. He is already a proven talent within Formula 1, and we are looking forward to harnessing that within the team. Our team has several objectives for the coming seasons and I firmly believe our driver line-up is a great reflection of the team’s high ambitions. I trust Pierre and Esteban can, together, motivate the team to continue its progress towards these goals”