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2. Pierre Gasly

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Pierre Gasly (FRA) Alpine F1 Team. Formula One Testing, Day One, Thursday 23rd February 2023. Sakhir, Bahrain.

Age 27
Occupation Driver, Alpine F1 Team
Nationality French
Position Last Year New

Pierre Gasly joins BWT Alpine F1 Team ahead of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, ready to take on his sixth full season in the sport.

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Gasly was born in Rouen, France, to their father, Jean-Jacques Gasly and his mother, Pascale. Gasly is the youngest of five and has four half brothers: two maternal from his mother’s previous marriage, Nicolas Caron and Cyril Caron, and two paternal from his father’s previous marriage, Phillipe Gasly and Paul Gasly.

Gasly’s family has long been involved in motorsports. His grandfather competed in karting, his grandmother a kart champion, and his father, Jean Jacques, has also competed in various categories of racing, including karting, endurance racing and rallying. His father stopped rallying when he ‘fell off [a] mountain’ after his co-driver made a mistake reading the pace note. At six, Gasly first experienced karting at a local karting track in Anneville-Ambourville. He was 13 years old when he left Rouen for Le Mans after his commitment to competitive racing.

Pierre started his Formula 1 career at Scuderia Toro Rosso, having impressively progressed through the junior formulae with driver titles in 2013 in Formula Renault Eurocup and 2017 in the GP2 Series. His talents caught the eye of Red Bull Racing, who nurtured his career until the end of the 2022 campaign. Since his Formula 1 debut in Malaysia midway through 2017, Pierre has amassed 108 race starts, scored 332 points, and claimed three podium finishes and a famous Grand Prix win, which he emotionally achieved at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

The Frenchman is well known to the Renault family, having competed in Formula Renault categories during his teenage years and racing for the Renault e.dams Formula E team for two races in 2017. Pierre is well prepared for his Alpine debut in 2023, having sampled the A522 in last season’s Abu Dhabi Test.

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