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BWT Alpine F1 Team have announced that Pierre Gasly has inked a “long-term” contract with them, which will see the French driver remain with the French team for the “2025 season and beyond”.

A Red Bull academy driver, Gasly made his F1 debut in the 2017 season with Toro Rosso. After two impressive seasons with the sister Red Bull team, he was promoted to the senior team in 2019 to partner Max Verstappen. A below-average start for the Frenchman at Red Bull saw him return back to Toro Rosso mid-season in 2019 itself. Gasly remained with Toro Rosso through their AlphaTauri re-brand and even won his first-ever Formula One race at the Italian Grand Prix in 2020. 

Gasly joined Alpine on a multi-year deal in 2023, partnering Esteban Ocon, who is set to leave the team at the end of the ongoing Formula One season, leaving the second Alpine seat yet to be confirmed. 

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Speaking about staying with Alpine, Gasly commented:

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. 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.

Bruno Famin, Team Principal, BWT Alpine F1 Team, said:

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. 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.