The team Red Bull de F1 confirmed that the French Pierre Gasly, actually in Toro Rosso, will be the substitute for the Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who will run for Renault from 2019.
The future companion of the Dutch Max Verstappen came to Formula 1 in 2017 after winning the titles of French Formula 4 (2011) Formula Renault 2.0 (2013) y GP2 Series (2016).
"It is a dream come true. I am very excited to join this top-notch team. Having this incredible opportunity is one more step in my ambition to win races and fight for world titles ”, Gasly stated.
“Red Bull has always sought to fight for championships or victories and that's what I want. I'm a really competitive guy and when I do something it's always for the best positions ”, added the Frenchman, who this year achieved a fourth place as the best result in the Bahrain GP.
“It has demonstrated the undoubted talent that Red Bull has nurtured since its inception. His performances for the team this year, in his first full season in Formula 1, have only enhanced his reputation. We hope he brings his speed, skill and attitude to the team in 2019 ”, explained Christian horner, team leader.