Pierre Gasly is a French racing driver who currently competes in Formula One for the French team – Alpine. He has had a checkered career in which he has moments of brilliance balanced out by some very average performances.
Pierre was promoted to the Red Bull team for the 2019 F 1 season; however, he struggled with the car and was not able to support Max Verstappen during this time. He was demoted back to the Toro Ross team where he found his happy spot and achieved great results, he now rives for Alpine.
In this article, we will take a look at the early life of Pierre Gasly, his family, his schooling, and how he got into motorsports. We also look at his F1 career. This has culminated in his promotion to the Alpine team alongside Esteban Ocon.
Pierre Gasly Early Life
He was born on February 7, 1996, in Rouen, France.
Pierre Gasly Schooling
Gasly attended Lycée Les Lombards, a high school in Vernon, France.
He was a good student and enjoyed learning. His real passion was always motorsports. Gasly used to spend most of his free time working on karts and practicing his racing skills.
Pierre is affluent in English and Italian as well.
Pierre Gasly Family
His grandfather competed in karting, his grandmother was a well-known karting champion
Gasly’s parents are Jean-Jacques Gasly and Pascale Gasly.
Pierre Gasly Dad
His father, Jean-Jacques Gasly, was a former karting driver.
Gasly grew up in a family that was passionate about motorsports. Jean Jacques has also competed in several types of racing including karting, endurance racing and rallying.
He stopped rallying when he ‘fell off a mountain” when his navigator made a mistake reading the pace notes.
His father, Francois, used to race karts and was a karting instructor. Francois also used to build his own karts, and Gasly would often help him in the garage.
His dad played a big role in his Pierre’s years in motorsports, and he Francois taught him everything he knew about racing.
Pierre Gasly Mom
His mother is Pascale Gasly who is a nurse.
Gasly is the youngest of five.
He has four half-brothers
- Nicolas Caron and Cyril Caron two maternal brothers from his mother’s previous marriage.
- Phillipe Gasly and Paul Gasly are two paternal brothers from his father’s previous marriage.
Pierre Gasly’s Sister
Pierre Gasly a sister named Amalia Gasly who appears to want to stay out of the limelight because there is not social media presence related to her.
Gasly’s career in F1 followed the traditional route that staret in karting
Early Beginnings In Karting And Junior Racing
Gasly’s interest in motorsports began at a young age. When he was just six years old, he started racing karts. Gasly’s father was his coach and would take him to different tracks to practice. Gasly quickly became hooked on the sport, and his talent began to show.
At the age of 13, Gasly won his first karting championship. He then went on to win several more championships in the junior categories. In 2010, Gasly won the French KF3 championship, which opened the doors for him to compete in international competitions.
In 2011, Gasly competed in the KF2 category and finished second in the European Championship. He also competed in the World Cup and finished third. His impressive results caught the attention of many teams, and Gasly was offered a contract with the prestigious Red Bull Junior Team.
Pierre Gasly Formula Renault
Gasly’s success continued in the following years, as he won the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Championship in 2013 and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship in 2014.
These results helped him to progress to higher categories of racing.
Pierre Gasly GP2 Series
In 2014 Pierre made his GP2 series debut at the Monza circuit in support of Italian Grand Prix. Je replaced Tom Dillmann who was racing elsewhere and could not be at the event.
He signed with the French GP2 team to race alongside the British driver Alex Lynn.
He contracted as the development driver for the Williams F1 Team.
Even though he won three pole starting positions and achieved four podiums it was a difficult season for Gasly.
He was involved in collisions in Bahrain, Spa and Yas Marina (which got the subsequent race cancelled.)
He ended the season in 8th place which was two places behind teammate Lynn.
In 2016 Gasly switched to Prema Powerteam where he partnered with the 2015 European Formula 3 runner-up and GP2 rookie Antonio Giovinazzi.
Japanese Super Formula
In 2017 he raced in the Japanese Super Formula where he drove a Red Bull-sponsored Honda. He win two consecutive races, however the final round was cancelled because of typhoon Lan.
Pierre Gasly Formula E
Pierre raced on one formula E event in 2017 at the 2017 New York ePrix.
He qualified in 19th position, however finished the race in 7th.
Pierre Gasly F1
Pierre’s first break in F1 came at Toro Rosso.
Debut In Formula 1 With Toro Rosso.
Gasly’s talent and success in junior categories led him to make his debut in Formula One
While he was racing in the previously mentioned season, he had been inducted into the Red Bull Junior Team for the 2014 Formula One season.
In 2017 Gasly was selected as a test driver for the Red Bull Racing team and was also competing in the GP2 series.
In 2017, Gasly was called up to replace Daniil Kvyat at the Scuderia Toro Rosso team for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Gasly made an impressive debut, finishing 14th in his first race. He then went on to finish 13th in the Japanese Grand Prix and 12th in the Mexican Grand Prix.
Move to Red Bull Racing and first podium finish.
Gasly’s performances in the 2017 season caught the attention of the Red Bull Racing team, and he was promoted to the team as a full-time driver for the 2019 season. He replaced Daniel Riccardo and was slated to run alongside Max Verstappen.
Gasly’s promotion to Red Bull Racing was a significant achievement for him, as it is one of the top teams in Formula One.
Pierre Gasly Fired
Gasly’s first season with Red Bull Racing was a challenging one. He struggled to find his feet in the team and was unable achieve and decent results.
The outcome of this is that he was demoted back to the Toro Rosso where he swapped placed with Alex Albon, who did not have much more luck and was ultimately replaced by Sergio Pérez.
which was rebranded as Scuderia AlphaTauri. During his rime he helped the team perform above its normal ability, and in some instances, he outperformed Alex Albon at Red Bull.
Pierre achieved and impressive 9th position in the 2021 driver championships.
In 2022 he ended the season in 14th position in the drivers’ championship.
Pierre Joined Alpine For The 2023 Season
For the 2023 Pierre has moved over to the French team, Alpine.
After the first two races in 2023 he is placed 11th position in the drivers’ championship and has earned 4 points.
His team mate, Esteban Ocon is in 10th position and has also earned 4 points.
Pierre Gasly Wins
In his motorsport career Pierre Gasly has achieved the following.
|First Place||Second Place||Third|
|Karting (2006 – 2020)||Once||Once||Five Times|
|Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0||Once||0||0|
|Formula Renault 3.5 Series||0||Once||0|
Pierre Gasly Salary
He earns a basic salary of $5 million per year at Alpine. This amount may be supplemented by bonus’s for achieving predetermined targets on track.
Pierre Gasly Net Worth
He is said to have a net worth of $33 Million.
Pierre Gasly Girlfriend 2021
In 2021 Pierre dated Katerina Berezhna.
He broke up with her and started a relationship with Caterina Massetti Zannini, a girl from Bologna.
She is an aerospace engineer and has a strong Instagram and is followed by more than 61k people.
Pierre Gasly Girlfriend 2022
During 2022 Pierre started dating TV presenter, fashion model and influencer Francisca Cerqueira Gomes.
Pierre Gasly Height
His height is 5 feet 10 inches, and he weighs 70 kgs.
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Pierre Gasly’s Car Collection
As of 2023 Pierre’s car collection included the following models.
The Audio Q8 is a great utility vehicle for Pierre. It sports a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that produces 335 Horsepower and generates 369 lb.-ft.
This enables the SUV to accelerate from 0 – 62 mph in 5.6 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 AMG GT is a popular car among the current generation of F1 drivers.
This is probably due to the 523 HP and 494 lb.-ft of Torque that accelerates it from 0- 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and continues until the top speed of 194 mph is reached.
Aston Martin Vantage
One of the most elegant cars in his collection is the 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Aston Martin Vantage
It generates 503 Horsepower and has 505 lb.-ft of torque which propels it to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.
The top speed is 195 MPH
Porsche 911 Turbo
What driver would not want to own an iconic Porsche 911 Turbo.
This ageless car is powered by a 3.8L twin-turbocharged Boxer-6 engine that generates 572 horsepower and torque of 553 lb.-ft
The 0-62 Mph time arrives in 2.7 seconds and the top speed is 199 MPH.
A 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 powers the McLaren 720s and the elegant body is powered to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds.
It does this by generating 710 Hp and568 lb.-ft Torque driven through a 7 speed automatic gearbox.
The top speed is 212 MPH.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Superleggera’s 5.2L V12 engine produces 715 HP and 664 lb.-ft of Torque to achieve 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds.
The top speed is 155 mph
Ferrari 812 Superfast
The crown in Pierre’s collection is the Ferrari 812 Superfast that cost a princely sum of $341,712.
The 6.5L V12 engine that produces 789 horsepower and torque of 529 lb.-ft and arrives at 62 mph in 2.7 seconds.
Top Speed is 211 Mph.