Famin justifies the choice to extend Gasly: ​​“He still has a lot to bring to the team”

Bruno Famin returned to the decision to continue the adventure with Pierre Gasly, kept withinAlpine unlike Esteban Ocon, who arrived at the end of his cycle.

Published on 01/07/2024 à 09:53

Gonzalo Forbes

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Famin justifies the choice to extend Gasly: ​​“He still has a lot to bring to the team”

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At the end of the contract, and undoubtedly faced with the lack of opportunities elsewhere, Pierre Gasly chose safety. Thus, the Norman, arriving in Enston/Viruses-Châtillon in 2023 has decided to extend its cycle with Alpine. A logical choice given the current situation in the transfer market when his name was mentioned less and less within the teams looking for a new driver.

For the Blues this also means that they will be able to continue their project without having to make a clean sweep of these last two campaigns, alone Esteban Ocon jumping ship at the end of fiscal 2024.

End of cycle for Ocon, Gasly new leader?

In Austria, Bruno Famin had the opportunity to talk about this choice to keep only one of his two current drivers. A decision which is explained in particular by a desire for stability while seeking a part of renewal for 2025.

« We were aware that with Esteban, we had arrived at the end of a cycle after five years, recognizes the main team with the F1 website. It was difficult to keep both because we needed renewal, just like we need it on the engineering side, we need fresh blood in order to improve, to change the process.

This is why, even if she brought a lot to the team, the relationship between Alpine and Esteban had reached his end. We are keeping Pierre because he still has a lot to bring to the team. It will develop in a different way, with a different image. »

Who to accompany Gasly at Alpine en 2025 ?

It now remains to find the identity of the driver who will be installed on the other side of the garage next year. To date, several avenues have been explored by Bruno Famin, Luca de Meo and Flavio Briatore, recently appointed executive advisor ofAlpine.

The names of Mick Schumacher et Guanyu-Zhou, two pilots with big marketing connotations, have been cited in recent weeks. But if recent rumors are to be believed, Jack Doohan and Carlos Sainz above all hold the rope to support Pierre Gasly within the A arrow in 2025. While the Silly Season will soon get to the heart of the matter, it would not be surprising ifAlpine quickly solves the mystery.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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