Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly
Full Name: 
Pierre Gasly
Birth Date: 
7 February, 1996
Birth Place: 
Rouen, France
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Pierre Gasly Biography

Pierre Gasly began his racing career aged 10 when he entered the French Minime karting series and after three years of finding his feet at a national level he moved into the European scene in the KF3 category of the CIK-FIA European championship.

By 2011, Gasly stepped up to single-seater racing in the French F4 series finishing third in his rookie year with wins at Spa, Albi and Paul Ricard. A switch to the Formula Renault championship saw him quickly climb the ranks to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014 and in the same year he became a Red Bull junior having signed for Arden. In his maiden year in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series he finished runner-up to fellow Red Bull driver Carlos Sainz Jr.

After a handful of GP2 Series outings at the end of 2014 the French driver made the full-time move for the following season with DAMS and finished eighth in the overall drivers’ championship with four podiums to his name plus three pole positions having also acted as F1 reserve driver for Red Bull.

A move to Prema Powerteam in 2016 paid off as he charged to the GP2 Series title, along with his continued role as Red Bull’s back-up driver, the first championship title of note in his career, but with his path to F1 blocked for the start of 2017 the French driver travelled to Japan for a maiden Super Formula campaign with Team Mugen Honda. Gasly finished runner-up in the championship but was denied a shot at the title after the double-header season finale in Suzuka was cancelled due to a typhoon. Gasly also made his Formula E debut with Renault e.dams with a double points finish in New York.

Gasly was called up to Toro Rosso for his F1 debut at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix to replace Daniil Kvyat and saw out the remainder of the season with the Italian squad apart from the United States race which clashed with the final round of Super Formula.

Gasly has been retained by Toro Rosso for 2018 alongside Brendon Hartley as the team begins its new partnership with Honda.