Pierre Gasly confirmed to join Alpine on multi-year deal from 2023

Pierre Gasly will join Alpine from the 2023 Formula 1 season to replace Fernando Alonso, the team have confirmed

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Alpine have confirmed Pierre Gasly will join their team for the 2023 Formula 1 season and beyond on a multi-year deal.

Since Fernando Alonso‘s shock move to Aston Martin at the start of August, Gasly quickly became the favourite to replace the Spaniard after Alpine lost their junior driver Oscar Piastri to McLaren over a clash of contracts.

“I’m very happy that Pierre will be joining the team for 2023 and beyond,” said team principal Otmar Szafnauer.

“He is already a proven talent within Formula 1, and we are looking forward to harnessing that within the team.

Our team has several objectives for the coming seasons and I firmly believe our driver line-up is a great reflection of the team’s high ambitions.

“I trust Pierre and Esteban can, together, motivate the team to continue its progress towards these goals. We would also like to thank Red Bull for agreeing the terms to allow Pierre to take this step.”

Gasly‘s move to Alpine means his seat at AlphaTauri is vacant with Nyck de Vries confirmed as his replacement.

There are two other seats available for the 2023 F1 grid with Mick Schumacher in a fight to keep his place at Haas against a potential return for Nico Hulkenberg.

Williams announced Nicholas Latifi will leave the team at the end of this year, so his seat is available with Schumacher, Logan Sargeant and Antonio Giovinazzi among those linked to replace the Canadian.

What Gasly said

Upon confirming his move from AlphaTauri to Alpine, Gasly highlighted the two parties’ French links, while also thanking Red Bull.

“I am delighted to join the Alpine family and begin this new chapter in my Formula 1 career,” said Gasly.

“Driving for a team that has French roots is something very special. I know the strengths of Alpine having raced against them over the past couple of years and, clearly, their progress and ambition is very impressive.

“I wish to thank Red Bull as this marks the end of our nine-year journey together. It is thanks to their trust and support that I became a Formula 1 driver, and what we’ve achieved with Scuderia AlphaTauri over the last years has been very special.

“Looking ahead, I want to give the maximum and utilise all my experience to fight for podiums and ultimately contribute to Alpine’s fight for championships in the future.”

F1 2023 driver line-up confirmed

Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell

McLaren: Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri

Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly

Alfa Romeo: Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu

Aston Martin: Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll

Haas: Kevin Magnussen and TBC

AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries

Williams: Alex Albon and TBC

Nigel Chiuhttps://total-motorsport.com/author/nigel-chiu/
Nigel Chiu is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who worked at Total-Motorsport for 18 months until May 2023. He has been following F1 since 2007 and hasn’t missed a Grand Prix weekend since. Nigel’s worked with several motorsport websites, plus Eurosport and subsequently went on to work with Sky Sports F1 where he travels to multiple F1 races each season.
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