What Red Bull extension means for Pierre Gasly

  • Red Bull announced a two-year extension for Sergio Perez two days after his win in Monaco.
  • Pierre Gasly had a chance with Red Bull in 2019 but failed to make the most of his opportunity.
  • With Sergio Perez blocking him, Pierre Gasly could leave the Red Bull organization after nine years.

Plenty of people on the Formula One paddock are happy to see Sergio Pérez sign a new contract extension with Red Bull through the 2024 season.

However, fellow Red Bull racer Pierre Gasly isnt likely jumping with joy.

Gasly currently races for Red Bull’s sister F1 team AlphaTauri. Although it competes alongside Red Bull, AlphaTauri is effectively the second-tier squad. In recent years, Red Bull has used the team, formerly branded as Toro Rosso, to give the drivers in the organization’s development program genuine F1 experience.

In the wake of Pérez’s new deal, which was announced shortly after the Mexican driver’s victory at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix, Gasly finds himself in purgatory within the Red Bull organization.

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How did Red Bull and Pierre Gasly reach this point?

Gasly, 26, made his debut for Toro Rosso in 2017 before joining the outfit as a permanent driver in 2018. Gasly was promoted to drive alongside current world champion Max Verstappen for Red Bull in 2019, but the French driver quickly saw his career trajectory take a nosedive.

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