The team AlphaTauri de F1 confirmed this Tuesday that the French Pierre Gasly and the Japanese Yuki tsunoda they will continue to be its pilots next season in the 2022 World Cup of the highest category.
"I am pleased to announce that we will keep our two drivers ... This year we have seen that the positive relationship between the two, made of competitiveness on the track and friendship off the track, has proven its effectiveness for the team."Said Franz tost, responsible for the team.
“Pierre's development over the years has been impressive and in his time with us he managed to reach all three steps on the podium. Starting with second place in Brazil in 2019, he then won our home Grand Prix the following year at Monza and this year he already achieved a podium with a third place in Baku. I am sure there is more to come and that is why we are excited to have him with us for one more season. "He said.
“Yuki has joined the team as a rookie and continues to learn every day, the feedback from the engineers shows that he is absorbing all the information that has been given to him and is improving. As a rookie, Yuki is only at the beginning of this journey, so it's good that he can continue what we started together. "added the team-manager.
Gasly, 25, is in his second season with the team after his previous stint at Red Bull and last year he debuted his record of victories at the Italian Grand Prix. “Looking at the performance we have shown so far this season I think there are great things to achieve for the rest of this year and for the next, especially with the regulation changes for 2022. I am very excited to see what we can achieve in the new era of F.1 ”, the Gaul explained.
For his part, the young Tsunoda, 21, is playing his first Formula 1 season and occupies the 13th position in the drivers' tournament, five places behind his teammate. "It is an incredible opportunity and I am very grateful to the team for allowing me to continue to increase my experience in Formula 1 with them.", said the Japanese.