Pierre Gasly has revealed conversations between him and Alpine’s management about extending his current Formula 1 deal with the team have already begun.
Gasly, who ended his two-year podium drought with Alpine after finishing third in the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, is out of contract at the end of 2024.
The Frenchman is one of several drivers whose signatures are up for grabs as Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, and Gasly’s Alpine teammate Esteban Ocon have yet to confirm their 2025 plans.
Amongst those seats which are currently available include Lewis Hamilton’s place at Mercedes after the Brit shocked the F1 world by announcing he would be signing for Ferrari in 2025.
“I mean, obviously, there are conversations ongoing, so we’ll see where it takes us,” told Gasly when asked about his Alpine future by selected media outlets, including Total-Motorsport.com.
“But my focus at the moment is just, you know, starting the year, doing a good job with the team, seeing the potential of the car and seeing what we can do with it. And yeah, we’ll see more in the next couple of weeks.”
Famin content with Alpine’s lineup
Partnering Gasly for a second season at Alpine is Ocon, now in his fifth season at Team Enstone.
Ocon, who finished third at Monaco in 2023, also took his and Alpine’s only F1 victory to date, winning the 2021 Hungarian GP from Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton.
Like Gasly, Ocon is one of several contenders for Hamilton’s seat and has even spent time in the Mercedes fold as a member of its junior programme before graduating to F1 with Manor in 2016.
“First, we’re happy with our drivers, for sure,” explained Alpine team principal Bruno Famin.
“They are both still young and very experienced now, and we are happy with that, I think we have a lot to do in developing the team in developing the car. And, of course, we are looking at the market.
“We are talking to them regularly on the future, we share quite a lot of things about the future. And we will see in due time. But right now, there is no real emergency. The relationship with them is good. I like very much the way we work together, and we talk together.”