French driver Pierre Gasly will depart Alfa Tauri subsequent season to switch two-time Components One world champion Fernando Alonso, the workforce introduced on Saturday. Dutchman Nyck de Vries, who made his Components One debut eventually month’s Italian Grand Prix standing in for Williams’ Alex Albon, will change Gasly at Alfa Tauri. Gasly, who has been with the Pink Bull secure since making his Components One debut with Toro Rosso in 2017, will line up with countryman Esteban Ocon within the Alpine.
Gasly, 26, mentioned it was “emotionally very particular” to affix the French workforce, who’re locked in an in depth contest for fourth place with McLaren on this season’s constructors’ championship.
“What impressed me the event of Alpine over the previous three years was their regular enchancment in efficiency,” mentioned Gasly, whose solely Components One victory got here on the 2020 Italian Grand Prix.
“He received his first race final yr and this season he’s combating to be the fourth drive. He has a whole bundle and ambitions like mine.”
Ocon received final season’s Hungarian Grand Prix and gave Alpine their first race win.
Alonso, 41, will depart the workforce to affix Aston Martin on a multi-year contract, taking a seat vacated by the upcoming retirement of four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Gasly mentioned he was “pleased and impatient” to begin with Alpine.
“As a driver, crucial factor is to be in a automobile that lets you present your expertise to the fullest,” he mentioned.
“I believe with Alpine, I will have the perfect likelihood of with the ability to carry out.”
Galli might be changed at Alfa Tauri by de Vries, who claimed thirteenth place within the Italian Grand Prix standing in for Albon, who got here down with appendicitis.
The 27-year-old has received world titles in Components Two and Components E and mentioned he was “extraordinarily excited” to affix Alfa Tauri.
“I’ve had a variety of alternatives to expertise the 2022 automobile this yr and I believe it has put me in an amazing place for the upcoming season,” mentioned de Vries.
“I hope this has helped put together me for what’s to return.”
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