Open main menu

Pierre Gasly (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ ɡasli]; born 7 February 1996) is a French racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing. He was the 2016 GP2 Series champion, and the runner-up in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series and the 2017 Super Formula Championship. He made his Formula One début at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.[2] He began with Red Bull Racing in 2019.

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly 2017 Malaysia.jpg
Gasly in 2017
Born (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 23)
Rouen, France
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityFrance French
2019 teamRed Bull Racing-Honda[1]
Car number10
Entries36 (36 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points84
Pole positions0
Fastest laps2
First entry2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
Last entry2019 British Grand Prix
2018 position15th (29 pts)
Previous series
2017
201416
2014
2013
201213
2012
2011
Super Formula
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
French F4 Championship
Championship titles
2016
2013
GP2 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Gasly entered karting in 2006, when he finished fifteenth in the French Minime Championship,[3] before he finished fourth the following year.[4] In 2008 he stepped up to the French Cadet Championship,[5] before moving to the international scene in 2009. He moved into the KF3 category, staying until the end of 2010, when he finished as runner-up in the CIK-FIA European Championship.[6]

Formula RenaultEdit

 
Pierre Gasly in Motorland Aragón, 2014

In 2011, Gasly made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the French F4 Championship 1.6-litre category.[7] He finished third behind his future Eurocup rivals Matthieu Vaxivière and Andrea Pizzitola with seven podiums, including wins at Spa, Albi and Le Castellet.[8]

Gasly moved to the 2-litre Formula Renault machinery in 2012, joining R-Ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup.[9] He finished tenth with six-point-scoring finishes, including podiums at Spa and the Nürburgring.[10] He also had seven starts in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, taking a podium at the Nürburgring.

For 2013, Gasly moved to Tech 1 Racing.[11] He took five podiums, as well as victories at Moscow, the Hungaroring and Le Castellet.[6][12] He held an eleven-point lead over Oliver Rowland into the final meeting at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and ultimately clinched the title with third and sixth place finishes; the latter result coming after a collision with Rowland, who received a drive-through penalty as a result.[13]

The driver jumped to Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, where he was hired by Arden under the Red Bull Junior Team development program. He finished season as runner-up to another Red Bull Junior Carlos Sainz Jr., collecting eight podiums in the seventeen races.

GP2 SeriesEdit

Gasly made his GP2 Series debut in 2014 at Monza circuit in support of Italian Grand Prix, replacing Caterham Racing driver Tom Dillmann who had commitments at other racing series and was unable to participate in GP2 Series races for that weekend.[14] He then partook in post-season testing, driving for DAMS and on 8 January 2015 signed with the French team to race alongside the British driver Alex Lynn, development driver of Williams F1 Team.[15] Though taking three pole positions and four podiums, Gasly experienced an uneven season, including causing collisions in Bahrain, Spa and Yas Marina (which got the subsequent race cancelled), which saw him finish eighth, two places behind teammate Lynn.

In January 2016, it was announced Gasly would switch to newcomers Prema Powerteam alongside 2015 European Formula 3 runner-up and GP2 rookie Antonio Giovinazzi. He would go on to become the GP2 Series champion that season.

Formula OneEdit

 
Gasly on debut for Toro Rosso at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.

On 30 September 2015, Gasly was announced as reserve driver for Red Bull Racing.[16][17]

Toro Rosso (2017–2018)Edit

On 26 September 2017, Toro Rosso announced that Gasly would make his Formula One race début at the Malaysian Grand Prix, replacing Daniil Kvyat for a number of races.[2] He finished the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix outside the points. Gasly was expected to take Carlos Sainz Jr.'s seat at Austin but he was forced to miss the race due to a clash with the final round of the 2017 Super Formula Championship.[18] He returned to the team for Mexico, partnering New Zealander Brendon Hartley after the team decided to drop Kvyat from the Red Bull programme.

On 16 November 2017, Toro Rosso confirmed Gasly and Hartley as their full-time drivers for the 2018 season. In the Bahrain Grand Prix, Gasly qualified sixth, but promoted to fifth after Lewis Hamilton's penalty. He eventually finished the race in fourth place, earning his first points finish in Formula One.[19] A week later, he crashed into teammate Hartley in what the two confessed as being a 'miscommunication'.[20]

Red Bull Racing (2019)Edit

On 20 August 2018, it was announced that Gasly will drive for Red Bull for the 2019 season, partnering Max Verstappen[21] following the departure of Daniel Ricciardo to the Renault Sport Formula One Team.[22]

Japanese Super FormulaEdit

In February 2017, Gasly was announced to join Team Mugen to drive a Red Bull-sponsored Honda at the 2017 Super Formula Championship.[23]

Formula EEdit

 
Gasly's Renault e.Dams car in the NYC ePrix paddock prior to qualifying

In July 2017, Renault e.Dams confirmed that Gasly would replace Sébastien Buemi for the New York ePrix, due to the latter's commitments to the World Endurance Championship.[24] In the weekend's first race, Gasly recovered from a poor qualifying performance of 19th to finish seventh in his debut race.[25] Gasly nearly finished on the podium in the second race, hitting the wall on the exit of the final corner while battling for third and limping across the finish line with major damage in fourth.[26]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 French F4 Championship Autosport Academy 14 4 2 1 7 104 3rd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 14 0 1 0 2 32 10th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 7 0 0 0 1 78 23rd
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 3 4 2 8 195 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 3 72 6th
Pau Formula Renault 2.0 Trophy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Arden Motorsport 17 0 1 3 8 192 2nd
GP2 Series Caterham Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 29th
2015 GP2 Series DAMS 21 0 3 1 4 110 8th
Formula One Infiniti Red Bull Racing Test driver
2016 GP2 Series Prema Racing 22 4 5 4 9 219 1st
Formula One Red Bull Racing Test driver
2016–17 Formula E Renault e.dams 2 0 0 0 0 18 16th
2017 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 5 0 0 0 0 0 21st
Red Bull Racing Test driver
Super Formula Team Mugen 7 2 0 0 3 33 2nd
2018 Formula One Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 21 0 0 0 0 29 15th
2019 Formula One Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 10 0 0 2 0 55* 6th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2014 Arden Motorsport MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

5
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

2
MON
1

7
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

4
MSC
1

18
MSC
2

2
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

8
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
LEC
1

2
LEC
2

2
JER
1

6
JER
2

4
2nd 192

Complete GP2 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2014 Caterham Racing BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA

17
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

11
SOC
SPR

11
YMC
FEA

21
YMC
SPR

18
29th 0
2015 DAMS BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

22
CAT
FEA

7
CAT
SPR

3
MON
FEA

14
MON
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

13
RBR
SPR

6
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

8
SPA
FEA

19
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

12
SOC
FEA

2
SOC
SPR

5
BHR
FEA

6
BHR
SPR

7
YMC
FEA

5
YMC
SPR

C
8th 110
2016 Prema Racing CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

2
MON
FEA

15
MON
SPR

13
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

2
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

7
SIL
FEA

1
SIL
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

7
HOC
FEA

DSQ
HOC
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

2
SEP
FEA

11
SEP
SPR

3
YMC
FEA

1
YMC
SPR

9
1st 219

Complete Super Formula resultsEdit

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2017 Team Mugen SUZ
10
OKA
19
OKA
7
FUJ
5
MOT
1
AUT
1
SUG
2
SUZ
C
SUZ
C
2nd 33

Complete Formula E resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2016–17 Renault e.dams Spark-Renault Z.E 16 HKG MRK BNA MEX MCO PAR BER BER NYC
7
NYC
4
MTR MTR 16th 18

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Toro Rosso 1.6 V6 t AUS CHN BHR RUS ESP MON CAN AZE AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN MAL
14
JPN
13
USA MEX
13
BRA
12
ABU
16
21st 0
2018 Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H 1.6 V6 t AUS
Ret
BHR
4
CHN
18
AZE
12
ESP
Ret
MON
7
CAN
11
FRA
Ret
AUT
11
GBR
13
GER
14
HUN
6
BEL
9
ITA
14
SIN
13
RUS
Ret
JPN
11
USA
12
MEX
10
BRA
13
ABU
Ret
15th 29
2019 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing RB15 Honda RA619H 1.6 V6 t AUS
11
BHR
8
CHN
6
AZE
Ret
ESP
6
MON
5
CAN
8
FRA
10
AUT
7
GBR
4
GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN MEX USA BRA ABU 6th* 55*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Going full Gas in 2019". Red Bull Racing. Red Bull GmbH. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018. The Team is delighted to announce that Pierre Gasly will join us from the beginning of the 2019 season, to race alongside Max.
  2. ^ a b "Toro Rosso confirms Gasly for next races". Motorsport.com. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Championnat de France – Minime 2006". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Championnat de France – Minime 2007". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Championnat de France – Cadet 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b David, Gruz (20 September 2013). "Leading the new French generation: Pierre Gasly". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Drivers 2011". Autosport Academy. French F4 Championship. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  8. ^ Allen, Peter (20 October 2013). "Weekend Review: Bortolotti closes F2 season in dominant fashion". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013. Pierre Gasly won both races, giving him third in the final standings behind Andrea Pizzitola.
  9. ^ "New boys and old hands raring to go". Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Renault Sport. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  10. ^ Allen, Peter (11 January 2013). "13 drivers to watch in 2013". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  11. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (29 January 2013). "Gasly switches to Tech 1 for second year in the Eurocup". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  12. ^ Musker, Ant (20 October 2013). "Gasly takes championship lead with controlled race one victory". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  13. ^ Musker, Ant (20 October 2013). "Gasly crowned champion as Ocon wins final race". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  14. ^ Costa, Massimo (31 August 2014). "Gasly debutta a Monza con Caterham". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Pierre Gasly named official Red Bull reserve driver". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  17. ^ "ABOUT PIERRE". Red Bull Racing. Archived from the original on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  18. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (12 October 2017). "Gasly to miss Austin F1 race for Super Formula". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  19. ^ Sharaf, Pablo Elizalde, Dominik. "Marko: Toro Rosso Bahrain GP result made a man out of Pierre Gasly". Autosport.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley say 'miscommunication' caused Chinese GP collision". Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Gasly to partner Verstappen at Red Bull in 2019". www.formula1.com. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Daniel Ricciardo joins Renault Sport Formula One Team from 2019". renaultsport.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  23. ^ Gasly confirmed at Mugen for 2017 Super Formula season - Darshan Chokhani, Motorsport.com, 13 February 2017
  24. ^ "Renault e.dams confirms Gasly as Buemi replacement for New York FE". 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  25. ^ "Sam Bird wins first Formula E New York City ePrix". Autoweek. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  26. ^ Mitchell, Scott (16 July 2017). "New York ePrix: Bird completes Brooklyn sweep in Sunday race". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 18 July 2017.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stoffel Vandoorne
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Nyck de Vries
Preceded by
Stoffel Vandoorne
GP2 Series
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Charles Leclerc
(FIA Formula 2)