Pierre made his Formula 1 debut with us at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix. It was a first step in the blue riband category for the youngster from the Red Bull junior programme, but it was also the crowning moment of a journey that had begun many years before. When he was just 13, Pierre moved out of the family home in Rouen and headed to pursue his karting career, making a name for himself in the junior categories. Moving on to single-seaters, winning the 2013 Formula Renault Eurocup title secured him a place with the Red Bull Junior Programme.

His undoubted talent, combined with support from his family and from Red Bull meant that his career really took off from then on. In 2014, he won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title and moved to GP2 the following year, when he took three pole positions and four podium finishes. He was crowned champion in 2016.

In 2017, Pierre headed for Japan and a seat with Team Mugen in the Super Formula series. It was a great experience, shared with Honda, that saw him in the running for the title right up to the penultimate round, before the final race was cancelled due to bad weather. Pierre shrugged off the disappointment and focussed on Formula 1, racing with us in five rounds at the end of the year. His talent was clear to see, earning him a full time race seat in 2018, reunited with Honda power in the STR13.

Pierre drove for Red Bull Racing for the first half of 2019, alongside Max Verstappen, but came back to us after the summer break. It’s not easy switching teams and driving a different car mid-season, but Pierre never succumbed to the pressure and strung together a great run of points finishes, including a fantastic second place when he beat Lewis Hamilton to the line in the Brazilian Grand Prix. It was a great way to bring the curtain down on the Scuderia Toro Rosso era at the end of 2019. Still only 23 at the time, Pierre showed great maturity, mentally strong and confident in his own abilities. His return to Faenza was the best thing that could have happened to our team.

2020 saw the start of a new era for our team and Pierre ensured it began in style with an incredible win in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, twelve years on from the team’s maiden victory at the same track courtesy of Sebastian Vettel. Proving this was no fluke, the trend continued the following year with Pierre standing on the podium in third place in Baku, as well as finishing in the points 15 times from 22 starts. It was our best ever season. Pierre is a keen follower of fashion, which made him the perfect ambassador for AlphaTauri, Red Bull’s premium fashion brand which give our team its name, identity and style. Recently Pierre even launched his own AlphaTauri Capsule Collection.

In sport as in life, all good things come to an end and the time will come to bid farewell to our “number 10.” After the last 2022 race in Abu Dhabi, we will then go our separate ways, looking back at all the good times we spent together. Pierre Gasly is our most successful driver of all time; he has started more races and scored more points than any of our drivers. Now is the time to thank him for his dedication, his hard work and the results he brought us. Thanks Pierre, and all the best for the future!