Honour guard for Gasly at AlphaTauri farewell in Abu Dhabi

24-11-2022 17:32 Last update: 24-11-2022 18:08


There was plenty of attention within Formula 1 during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend for Sebastian Vettel's farewell, but he is not the only driver who will be missed by his team. While Pierre Gasly is not leaving the sport, he is leaving his trusted AlphaTauri behind.

Guard of honour for Gasly

All F1 drivers formed a guard of honour for the retiring Vettel prior to the Abu Dhabi GP. A similar scene could be seen outside AlphaTauri's garage, where the team formed a guard of honour and applauded Gasly. The Frenchman is leaving for Alpine next year and will certainly be missed by his team. Gasly himself already indicated that he will miss his teammate Yuki Tsunoda.

Gasly will drive alongside his old rival Esteban Ocon in 2023, after Fernando Alonso left an empty seat with his departure to Aston Martin. The vacant seat at AlphaTauri will be taken by Nyck de Vries, who scored highly with his GP debut at Monza.