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Gasly commits future to Alpine after agreeing multi-year extension

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Lawrence Barretto
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Pierre Gasly of Alpine ahead of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Alpine has agreed a multi-year extension with Pierre Gasly that will see the Frenchman stay with the Enstone-based team for 2025 and beyond.

Gasly joined the French squad at the start of last season, scoring 67 points over that 18-month period including third in the 2023 Belgian GP Sprint and third in the Dutch Grand Prix later that year.

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Alpine had been pushing to secure Gasly’s signature following their decision to part ways with his team mate Esteban Ocon at the end of the season.

“I feel very much at home at this great team. I enjoy being a real part of both the Formula 1 project and the wider Alpine Cars vision,” said Gasly.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 21: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Alpine F1 A524 Renault on track

Alpine had been pushing to secure Pierre Gasly’s signature at the team

“I’ve been officially here for over 18 months and it has always been the plan to build a long-term project with the Team. While on-track it’s been a challenging season so far, I remain faithful to the project and I am not going anywhere.

“I am happy with the changes made, the hard work, and the direction the team is taking. There is a lot of potential in this team’s personnel and resources. I’m excited for what is to come in the future and right now I’m focusing on the everyday details that we are putting in to improve our performances.”

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Team Principal Bruno Famin is delighted to retain Gasly’s services but would not be drawn on the identity of his prospective team mate.

“The extension of Pierre’s contract with the team is very pleasing. He is a driver with huge experience in Formula 1 and continues to show huge amounts of potential on-track,” he said.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 21: Bruno Famin, Team Principal of Alpine F1 talks in the Team Principals

Alpine Team Principal Bruno Famin is delighted to keep Gasly

“For Alpine as a brand, he is a great ambassador and we therefore look forward to continuing our collaboration. While this is important for our future, we do have to keep our eyes close to what is coming and that is focusing on improving our current package.

“We have high ambitions this current season and we will work tirelessly to achieve those things. We will take our time in deciding Pierre’s team-mate and we are excited with the options we have on the table.”

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Alpine are chasing Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz for his signature to become Gasly’s team mate but it is believed the Spaniard is still undecided on his future.

Should Sainz choose to drive elsewhere the team do have options. They are considering promoting reserve driver Jack Doohan, or fellow academy driver Victor Martins, or going for experience and signing someone like 10-time race winner Valtteri Bottas.

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