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Pierre Gasly to stay with AlphaTauri for 2023 season, confirms Franz Tost

Pierre Gasly is tenth in the Drivers' Standings with 16 points in the 2022 season.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Published on - 19 June 2022 12:33 pm

AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost has confirmed that their driver Pierre Gasly will remain with the team for the 2023 season. Gasly has been part of AlphaTauri since the middle of the 2019 season after his run with Red Bull ended just after 12 races. 

However, since his move to AlphaTauri, the Frenchman has impressed all and was hoping for a return to Red Bull. But these speculations were closed as Red Bull announced two-year contract extension of their current driver Sergio Perez.

Addressing Gasly’s future, Franz Tost said, “He [Gasly] will be a driver of us, of Scuderia AlphaTauri in 2023. It is 100% confirmed… He has a valid contract, there’s nothing to say more. Pierre has also improved a lot; I must say he is showing a fantastic performance,” Tost continued.

Pierre has the ability to be in front: Tost

“Unfortunately, at the beginning of the season we had a lot of reliability issues, for example in Bahrain, when the battery caught fire, and there were some other reliability issues. It was not his fault, it was coming from the team,” he said.

“And I’m really happy now that at least in Baku, he could show how good he is and I hope that we will provide him with a competitive car for the rest of the season because Pierre has the ability to be in front and it’s just in the hands of the team to give him a really good competitive car,” Franz Tost added. 

Happy they [the FIA] understood the message and reacted quickly: Gasly

Talking about the Baku GP, the FIA announced major changes addressing the porpoising which caused a lot of problems for many drivers including Gasly. The Frenchman thanked the authorities for looking into the issue and making amends at the earliest. 

Pierre Gasly said, “I’m happy they took it seriously and took measures as fast as possible. At the end of the day, we are the ones in the car having to deal with all these impacts, pains that it [the bouncing] creates in our back. Happy they [the FIA] understood the message and reacted quickly.” 

“My back was hurting. I’m still feeling tight. If we want to go forward, we clearly need to find solutions for the best of all drivers. Last year I had also physio sessions but they were normally to prevent anything and release all the pressure,” he added. 

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