Pierre Gasly

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Career

Pierre Gasly was born on the 7th February 1996. He entered karting in 2006, when he finished fifteenth in the French Minime Championship, before he finished fourth the following year. In 2008 he stepped up to the French Cadet Championship, before moving to the international scene in 2009. He moved into the KF3 category, staying until the end of 2010, when he finished as runner-up in the CIK-FIA European Championship.

In 2014 Pierre is confirmed as a Red Bull Junior Driver. He races in Formula Renault 3.5 with the English team ARDEN.

Pierre stepped up to GP2 (F2) in 2015 as part of the DAMS team. During his first year he finished 8th with 4 podiums.

The following year, 2016, Pierre makes the best of joining a new-coming team in GP2 series, the Italian Prema Power Team. Winning the GP2 title is the clear objective. With 4 wins and 2 additional podiums, he clinches the title in Abu Dhabi, the last race of the season.

In 2017, after an incredible season, competing  with many experienced drivers, Pierre misses the title by only half a point  after the last race was cancelled because of a typhoon. In September, Scuderia Toro Rosso team announces Pierre will replace Daniil Kvyat for 2 races in Formula One, resulting in a permanent seat for the remainder of the season.

Pierre is confirmed at Toro Rosso for the entire 2018 F1 season. He scores his first Formula 1 points in Bahrain, offering Honda their best result since their return as an F1 engine manufacturer in 2015. He also scores the 7th place points in Monaco and the 6th place ones in Hungary. On August 20, 2018, Christian Horner announces his promotion  to Red Bull Racing, alongside Max Verstappen, for 2019.

During the 2019 season summer break, his results deemed insufficient by the team, Pierre left Red Bull Racing to return to Scudéria Toro Rosso, with which he would make French sporting history a few months later as the youngest Frenchman to climb on a Formula 1 podium, taking 2nd place in Brazil, after a neck-to-neck Finish with Lewis Hamilton.

In 2020 Pierre Gasly has had some excellent results and with Alex Albon apparently struggling so much for pace the question being asked is, was Pierre Gasly let go too early. A P2 in the 2019 Brazil GP and a win in the 2020 Monza GP, it seems this could be the case. The future looks very promising for the young Gasly.