Pierre Gasly Responds to Speculation on His F1 Future

Pierre Gasly has opened up about ongoing discussions to renew his contract with Alpine as the F1 transfer rumours intensify.

Mark Phelan

By Mark Phelan
Published on February 8, 2024

Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon 2024 Car Launch

The unexpected announcement of Lewis Hamilton‘s transition to Ferrari is poised to initiate a cascade of team changes among drivers as we approach 2025.

Pierre Gasly, whose current agreement concludes at the end of 2024, has subtly indicated that negotiations to prolong his tenure at Enstone have already started.

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During the unveiling of Alpine’s 2024 race car, the A524, Gasly shared with a select group of journalists, his perspective on how Hamilton’s switch is set to reshape the landscape of the F1 driver market.

“It was unexpected for most people,” he said. “Obviously it changes slightly the dynamics of the driver market and the whole silly season.

“Obviously I started with Alpine last year. I know the project I’m working on. I have the end of my contract at the end of the year and obviously there are conversations ongoing.

“I think the situation is pretty clear, but at the moment I just want to see what this car is capable of. Ultimately my goal is to fight at the front. I believe it’s possible with Alpine. I’m 28, good experience, I’m in my prime and that’s what I’m working for.

“I want to fight for wins, for podiums and be up there.”

Gasly, celebrating his 28th birthday on the day of the launch, indicated that discussions with Alpine’s senior management were in progress, noting that both he and his teammate Esteban Ocon have contracts expiring at the end of the year.

“It’s an ongoing process and we have had conversations,” the Frenchman said.

“I think it’s going to start going crazy after a couple of races or maybe it did already.

“Obviously as a driver, I’ve got my team to do this type of job. I’m focusing on what I’ve got to do as a driver because ultimately that’s what I want to do. I want to perform, I want to give my absolute best, I want to do my absolute best for the team.

“500 people worked day and night to get that car as good as they can and then my job is to bring it to further up the grid as I can so it’s what I focus on.”



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Mark Phelan
Mark Phelan

Mark is a staff writer specialising in the history of Formula 1 races. Mark researches most of our historic content from teams to drivers and races. He has followed Formula 1 since 1988, and admits to having a soft spot for British drivers from James Hunt and Nigel Mansell to Lando Norris. He loves a great F1 podcast and has read pretty much every drivers biography.

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