AlphaTauri have formally confirmed that Pierre Gasly will stay with the team for the 2023 season.
The 26-year-old who has been with the team since he was demoted from the Red Bull senior team half-way into the 2019 season, has decided to stick with the Italian team for another campaign.
There had been talks he could look to leave the Red Bull outfit, after they recently confirmed Monaco Grand Prix race winner Sergio Perez will drive for them next year.
AlphaTauri have confirmed that Pierre Gasly will race on with the team during the 2023 season
Gasly has spent the best part of five years with the team – winning the 2020 Italian GP
In a statement on the team’s official website, the Frenchman said: ‘I have been with this team for five years now and I am proud of the journey we’ve been through together and the progress we have made.
‘I’m happy to remain with my Scuderia AlphaTauri team. This year’s new regulations have created new challenges for us and being able to plan our development with the team for the next 18 months is a good working basis for the future.’
Team principal, Franz Tost added: ‘We are really pleased to confirm that Pierre stays with us in 2023”
His hopes of promotion to Red Bull were ended as they signed Sergio Perez to a new deal
‘He is definitely in the group of the best and most competitive drivers in F1 and has proven his abilities during all the time he has spent with us.
‘Undoubtedly, Pierre can play a major role in the team having a successful season next year and it will be down to us to provide him with a competitive car, so that he can continue to deliver excellent results.’
Gasly first raced for the team in the 2017 season, making his debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat.
He made the step up to replace Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull in 2019, but struggled to to get close to the speed of team-leader Max Verstappen.
Gasly finished fifth in the Canadian Grand Prix which is his best result of the season so far
Demoted back to the team formerly known as Torro Rosso, he took his first podium at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix.
A year later he would take his first win in an incredible Italian Grand Prix, and added a podium in Azerbaijan during the 2021 campaign.
This season has been tougher for the team, but Gasly picked up his best result in Baku with 5th, meaning he is now 11th in the standings on 16 points.