Pierre Gasly is the man who best understands the career-changing and dynamic nature of an F1 driver. The flying Frenchman has previously driven for Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri and will be driving for Alpine in 2023 alongside his fellow Frenchman and karting rival Esteban Ocon. Gasly was born on 7th February 1996 in Rouen, France. Pierre Gasly height measures at 5ft 10in.
In addition to finishing second in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series and the 2017 Super Formula Championship, he won the 2016 GP2 Series. At the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, he drove for Toro Rosso for the first time in Formula 1. In 2019, he switched to Red Bull Racing before returning after a trade with Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon. While driving with AlphaTauri, Gasly won his first Formula 1 race at the Italian Grand Prix in 2020. For the 2023 season, Gasly has relocated to Alpine.
Junior Racing career
At the age of 10, Gasly made his competitive karting debut in the French Minime Championship in 2006, finishing fifteenth. The following year, he finished fourth. Before transitioning to the international stage in 2009, he advanced to the French Cadet Championship in 2008. He switched to the KF3 division, where he competed until the end of 2010, when he placed second in the CIK-FIA European Championship.
Gasly made his single-seater racing debut in 2011 by competing in the French F4 Championship’s 1.6-liter division. He finished third, behind Matthieu Vaxivière and Andrea Pizzitola, two of his future competitors for the Eurocup, with seven podium finishes, including victories at Spa, Albi, and Le Castellet.
In 2012, Gasly made the switch to Formula Renault vehicles and joined R-Ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup. He had six point-producing finishes, including podiums at Spa and the Nürburgring, to finish ninth overall.
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern Eurocup
Additionally, he made seven starts for the same team in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup, finishing third at the Nürburgring.
Tech 1 Racing
Gasly switched to Tech 1 Racing for 2013. In addition to winning in Moscow, the Hungaroring, and Le Castellet, he also claimed five podium finishes. He had an eleven-point advantage over Oliver Rowland going into the championship race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and he ended up winning it with third and sixth-place finishes, the latter coming following a collision with Rowland for which he was given a drive-through penalty.
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
In 2014, the driver transitioned to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series after being engaged by Arden as part of the Red Bull Junior Team development program. With eight podium finishes in the seventeen races, he finished second to another Red Bull Junior, Carlos Sainz Jr.
At the Monza circuit, Gasly made his GP2 Series debut in 2014. Later, he participated in post-season testing while driving for DAMS, and he signed with the French team to compete with British driver Alex Lynn, a Williams F1 Team development driver. Gasly had a mixed season despite winning three pole positions and four podiums. He also caused collisions in Bahrain, Spa, and Yas Marina, which caused him to finish eighth, two places behind teammate Lynn.
Along with Antonio Giovinazzi, who finished second in the European Formula 3 championship in 2015, Gasly would join the brand-new Prema Powerteam in 2016. He later went on to win the GP2 Series championship for that year.
Japanese Super Formula
In the 2017 Super Formula Championship, Gasly joined Team Mugen to drive a Red Bull-sponsored Honda, winning two races and coming close to taking the title by just one-half of a point. He finshed P2.
For the 2017 New York ePrix, Gasly made a special Formula E appearance for Renault e.dams. Gasly overcame his subpar qualifying effort of 19th to finish seventh in his opening race of the weekend. In the second race, Gasly was in contention for third until he collided with the wall as he turned the penultimate circuit, finishing fourth but with significant damage. Overall, he finished P16.
Formula 1 career
Toro Rosso (2017 - 2018)
2017, Malaysian Grand Prix, Gasly made his Formula One debut driving for Toro Rosso and replaced Daniil Kvyat. He didn’t score any points in the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix finishes. Gasly was supposed to replace Carlos Sainz Jr. at the US Grand Prix after Sainz left for Renault, but he was unable to do so because of a conflict with the penultimate Super Formula Championship round. After the team opted to remove Kvyat from the Red Bull program, he rejoined the team for the Mexican Grand Prix and raced alongside Brendon Hartley.
2018, Pierre Gasly started driving for Toro Rosso full-time. Gasly qualified for the Bahrain Grand Prix in fifth place. After Kimi Räikkönen retired from the race, he came in fourth and earned his first points finish in Formula 1. Throughout the season, Gasly earned four more points finishes, including seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix and sixth at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He finished the year in P15 overall with 29 points, easily surpassing Hartley’s total of 4.
Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso (2019)
2019, After Daniel Ricciardo left for Renault, Gasly signed a deal to drive for Red Bull Racing in 2019. He will team up with Max Verstappen. Despite virtually always finishing within points during the races, Gasly fell short of Red Bull’s expectations because his teammate was routinely placing on the podium. His best finish with Red Bull Racing was fourth at the British Grand Prix after Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel crashed in front of him.
Gasly was returned to the junior team Toro Rosso prior to the Belgian Grand Prix, while Alex Albon took his place at Red Bull. Gasly finished in the points five times for Toro Rosso the rest of the season, including eighth at the Belgian Grand Prix, his first race back with the team. His finest performance came at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he qualified in seventh and finished the race in second place by taking advantage of Valtteri Bottas, both Ferrari drivers, and their retirements, as well as a collision between Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon. Honda’s first 1-2 finish since the 1991 Japanese Grand Prix, and Toro Rosso’s best performance since the Italian Grand Prix in 2008.
AlphaTauri (2020 - 2022)
2020, The team kept Kvyat and Pierre Gasly after changing their name to Scuderia AlphaTauri. In the first seven races of the season, Gasly finished with four points, with his best finishes of seventh at the Austrian and British Grands Prix. At the Italian Grand Prix, Gasly took over the race’s early lead and fought off an aggressive Carlos Sainz Jr. to win his maiden Formula 1 race and became the 109th different race winner.
With 75 points at the end of the 2020 season, he finished tenth in the drivers’ standings, ahead of teammate Kvyat’s 32 points.
2021, AlphaTauri decided to keep Gasly on for 2021, partnering him with Yuki Tsunoda, a rookie from Japan. In the six races that followed, he won points after starting from the front row, including his third career podium at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. When he was eliminated in the opening lap of the Styrian Grand Prix after colliding with Leclerc, Gasly’s point streak came to an end.
With 110 of AlphaTauri’s 142 points at the end of the season, Gasly finished P9 in the drivers’ standings, his best-ever season-long point total.
2022, Starting off with the season with a retirement, Pierre Gasly had a horrible season as compared to his other seasons in Formula 1. He finished within points in only six of twenty-two races. His best finsh was at Azerbaijan, where he finished at fifth.
Pursuing Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri both left the squad in August and September, rumors started to circulate that Alpine was after Gasly and that Red Bull was willing to let him go. In October, Gasly’s relocation to Alpine for 2023 was formally announced.
Alpine (2023 - present)
In 2023, Gasly inked a multi-year deal to compete with Alpine alongside fellow Frenchman and former karting opponent Esteban Ocon. After the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, AlphaTauri permitted Gasly to join Alpine for the post-season testing.
Jean Jacques Gasly and Pascale gave birth to Gasly. Nicolas Caron and Cyril Caron, two paternal half brothers from his mother’s previous marriage, and Phillipe Gasly and Paul Gasly, two paternal half brothers from his father’s prior marriage, are Pierre Gasly’s other two half brothers. Pierre Gasly is the youngest of five children.
The Gasly family has a lengthy history in the industry. His father has participated in a variety of racing disciplines, including rallying, endurance racing, and karting. His grandfather was a karting competitor.
Pierre Gasly girlfriend
Pierre Gasly girlfriend Francisca Cerqueira Gomes. Francisca, also referred to as Kika, was born in Portugal in 2003.
She is the daughter of supercar driver Goncalo Gomes and TV presenter and model Maria Vieira de Campos Cerqueira Gomes. Francisca is employed by Central Models Portugal and has worked with a number of companies, including Natura Portugal and Calzedonia.
Pierre Gasly net worth is valued around $33 Million US Dollars and said to be earning $6 Millions US Dollars per annum.
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