F1: Thunderclap for Pierre Gasly?
Posted on September 8, 2022 at 5:35 p.m. by Thibault Morlain
While the Formula 1 season is still far from over, all eyes are already on the next exercise. And one of the questions is what will the grid look like in 2023. It’s already started to move and it shouldn’t stop. Pierre Gasly is notably at the heart of the rumours. But while the current AlphaTauri driver was announced to Alpine, the trend would have visibly changed.
It has now been several months since the future of Pierre Gasly is at the heart of the questions. Today at Alpha Taurithe Frenchman is under contract with Red Bull. And inevitably, there was talk of a possible return alongside Max Verstappen. Ultimately, Sergio Perez was extended, thus putting an end to this idea. This does not mean that the future of Pierre Gasly has been settled. Indeed, in recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about an arrival from home Alpine to form a 100% French duo with Esteban Ocon. Given the future departure of Fernando Alonso at the house of Aston Martin to replace Sebastian Vettel, the French team is looking for a new driver. While this one won’t be Oscar Piastriwho will join McLaren, the track leading to Pierre Gasly has continued to grow. But now a cold snap has been mentioned in this case.
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“With Pierre, we have a good relationship”
Lately, this has caused a lot of talk. Pierre Gasly will he join or not Alpine ? Esteban Ocon had even confided in his possible future teammate. So the driver Alpine explained about Gasly : “ With Pierre, we have a good relationship. There is no problem, we respect each other and on my side, no matter who is on my side, I am sure that the team will make the best choice possible and we can race well. I think the important thing for me is to guide the team in the best way possible, to develop the car as best we can. And yes, having respect between the two pilots and a good atmosphere is the most important thing « .
Tsunoda and the Estate of Gasly
On the side of home Alpha Tauriit is Yuki Tsunodateammate of Pierre Gasly, who had discussed the case, focusing in particular on the succession of the Frenchman. » Ready to lead the team? It will be difficult. Pierre always gives quality feedback, even when the team is struggling. I learned a lot from him. I don’t expect to perform immediately like Pierre or give feedback to the team like Pierre, but I’m learning as much as I can from him now. However, there is still plenty of room to learn from him. At the moment we see things the same way, trying to develop the car as much as possible in order to be more consistent throughout the race weekend. “, had then explained the Japanese.
It’s getting colder for Gasly
Ultimately, Yuki Tsunoda may well not have to take over from Pierre Gasly since the latter might not join Alpine. Indeed, a journalist for DAZN, Albert Fabrega dropped a huge amount of information about this soap opera Gasly. Thus, the arrival of the French in the tricolor team would have taken a huge cold snap. The odds of that happening would have visibly diminished. And finally, it’s Jack Doohan who could recover this second seat from Alpine.