AlphaTauri retains Gasly and Tsunoda for 2022
AlphaTauri has confirmed that Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will stay with the workforce in 2022 as additional items of the Method 1 driver market puzzle are accomplished.
On the identical day that Mercedes introduced George Russell will change Alfa Romeo-bound Valtteri Bottas subsequent yr, AlphaTauri confirmed an unchanged line-up that can preserve Gasly and Tsunoda on board for a second season collectively. Gasly has impressed in 2021 however noticed any probability of a return to Pink Bull closed off by Sergio Perez’s contract extension, and he’ll now be tasked with main AlphaTauri into the brand new period of Method 1 laws.
“I’m very joyful to be shifting ahead with Scuderia AlphaTauri for an additional season in Method 1, particularly after seeing the progress that we’ve made as a workforce since I first joined in 2017,” Gasly mentioned. “Seeing the efficiency we’ve proven up to now this season, I feel there are nice issues to realize for the remainder of this season and for subsequent yr, particularly with the upcoming adjustments to the championship in 2022.
“I’m very excited to see what we are able to accomplish within the new period of F1 and to maintain working with the workforce as greatest as I can to carry us ahead within the workforce standings. This yr has been very profitable up to now and I actually consider we are able to work effectively collectively to do even higher in 2022.”
Gasly’s fourth place within the Dutch Grand Prix moved him as much as eighth within the drivers’ championship after having scored 66 of charge 84 whole factors for AlphaTauri this yr.
Tsunoda’s tally of 18 factors is a mirrored image of an inconsistent rookie season that has delivered some spectacular performances alongside errors which have value him higher outcomes, nonetheless the Japanese driver says he’s studying lots from his extra skilled teammate.
“I’m actually excited to be staying with Scuderia AlphaTauri for a second season,” Tsunoda mentioned. “It’s an unbelievable alternative and I’m so grateful to the workforce for letting me proceed to develop my expertise in Method 1 with them.
“I’ve an excellent relationship with Pierre, I’ve learnt lots from him already this yr and his expertise has helped me to maintain creating my very own expertise, so it’s nice to be persevering with my F1 journey with him. Having just lately moved out to Faenza, I’m feeling very settled throughout the workforce and am trying ahead to the upcoming season.”