Pierre Gasly would be ready to look elsewhere. Anyway, that’s what the Frenchman told the English media RaceFans. With the road at Red Bull closed until 2025, following Sergio Perez’s extension after the Monaco Grand Prix, Norman sees opportunities for his future in F1. His contract with AlphaTauri will expire next year.
“After 2023, I am considering all options because I have nothing beyond them. These are things we need to discuss with Helmut. They obviously want to keep me in their fold but we have to figure out how to make it work. It’s just normal conversations going on.”
Gasly arrived at Red Bull’s junior program 10 years ago, climbing the ladder until he took a bucket seat at Red Bull, in 2019. But poor results and a sombre atmosphere have taken his place at the Austrian stable. The French player was then demoted mid-season to Toro Rosso, who became AlphaTauri. Since then, Pierre Gasly has established himself in Formula 1, notably with 3 podiums and his victory at Monza in 2020.
Even if there is a renewal of Perez ” Logic “He believes that the three seasons he spent with Faenza could have enabled him to return to Red Bull. “I showed last year, when the car was more competitive, what I could do in the middle of the grid. Not only last year, but also in 2020 and 2019. (…) That’s why I say I understand their position, but that doesn’t mean I understand. The fact that things should remain the same is just a matter of finding the best for everyone.”
Internal discussions between Gasly and Marco
Gasly confirmed that he is in talks with Helmut Marko to clarify his situation within the Red Bull family and understand what Perez’s new contract means for his future. “It affects my career and the ambitions I can have. We are now talking with Helmut to find out clearly what is best for all of us and how we will move forward from there. (…) They have known me since I was a child and we have a very good relationship with Helmut. »
Present at AlphaTauri for 3 years, Normand would like to finally be able to play the top spots. “eI obviously have ambitions and my ambitions go beyond just fighting for the top 10, which is not what I work towards every day. I want more, I want to fight up front. » Gasly even opened the door to some sort of loaner, like Williams’ Alexander Albon, to stay in the Red Bull fold. “For now, I would say that it is possible. I do not want to go into detail because I do not want to make headlines about what is happening.”
The AlphaTauri driver has been working with his team until 2023 and would prefer to focus with his current team for the time being. “I am engaged to AlphaTauri at the moment. I am doing my best and will always do my best for this team, even if we go through more difficult times. This is priority number one (…)”
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