Stability at AlphaTauri: 'This has proved effective for the team'

07-09-2021 07:54 | Updated: 07-09-2021 08:56
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Stability at AlphaTauri: 'This has proved effective for the team'

Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will remain active for AlphaTauri in 2022. Franz Tost is happy that there is peace and stability within his team, allowing the team boss of Red Bull's upstart team to finally build a team.

Top man Gasly

Tsunoda was given his first chance in Formula 1 in 2021, but that still comes with ups and downs. Fortunately, with Gasly the team has a driver who is able to get the most out of the car every week, and lead the team to success. He is the benchmark for new talent, and that pleases Tost.

“I’m pleased to announce today that we will keep both our drivers here at Scuderia AlphaTauri for the 2022 season. Pierre’s development in the years has been impressive and in his time with us he managed to make it to all three steps of the podium. Starting with the second place in Brazil in 2019, he then won our home Grand Prix the following year in Monza and this year he has already achieved a podium with a 3rd place in Baku. I am confident there’s more to come and this is why we are excited to have him with us for another season," Tost praised the Frenchman in the press release.

Tsunoda gets the chance

"Furthermore, he is using his experience in F1 to help Yuki with his development. This year we have seen that the positive relationship between the two, made of a competitiveness on-track and a friendship off-track, has proven effective for the team. Yuki has joined the team as a rookie and is continuing to learn every day, the feedback from the engineers shows that he is absorbing all the information given to him and improving.

"As a rookie, Yuki is only at the beginning of this journey, so it’s good that he can continue what we’ve started together. It’s great for us to be securing our driver line-up so early in the season, so we can now focus on the rest of 2021, where we’re in a tough fight in the midfield pack," concludes the Austrian.

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