PIERRE GASLY

France
10
Nationality
French
Hometown
Rouen, France
Date of Birth
07/Feb/1996

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PIERRE GASLY

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Pierre Gasly has been knocking on the door of Formula 1 ever since winning the 2016 GP2 series in dramatic fashion, taking the title at the final round in Abu Dhabi. Actually, you could say he started knocking at the age of 2, when he first used to go to kart tracks to watch his elder brothers. The talented 21 year old has petrol in his veins, given that his grandfather used to kart and his father tried his hand at a variety of motor sport…



Pierre Gasly has been knocking on the door of Formula 1 ever since winning the 2016 GP2 series in dramatic fashion, taking the title at the final round in Abu Dhabi. Actually, you could say he started knocking at the age of 2, when he first used to go to kart tracks to watch his elder brothers. The talented 21 year old has petrol in his veins, given that his grandfather used to kart and his father tried his hand at a variety of motor sport disciplines. The 21 year old Frenchman hails from the city of Rouen, famous for a race track that used to host the French Grand Prix a long time ago.


Like all his peers, Gasly's racing began in karts, in which he competed from 2006 to 2010. Pierre's first taste of single-seater racing came in the competitive French F4 Championship in 2011, when he finished third in the championship before moving up to the 2 litre Formula Renaults the following year. He came third that season before taking the title in 2013. By this time, his speed and determination had caught the eye of the Red Bull talent scouts and he joined the Junior Programme, moving up to the 3.5 Renault series in 2014. He was runner-up behind another well known Red Bull Junior, none other than Carlos Sainz. That year, he also got his first taste of GP2 before tackling the whole 2015 season in this Formula 1 feeder championship, with mixed results. However, last year, it all came good when he joined the Prema Power team, bringing home the Champion's trophy at the end of a thrilling season.


Since 2015, Gasly has combined racing with being on duty as the reserve driver for Red Bull Racing. However, with no seats available in Formula 1 at the end of 2016, he was given the chance to broaden his experience, by racing in the very competitive Japanese Super Formula Championship. Before joining us for his F1 debut, in the 2017 Malaysian GP, Pierre had already impressed in Japan, taking two wins and three podiums in his maiden season in the land of the Rising Sun. Pierre missed the United States GP to contest the final round of the Super Formula season, as he was only 0.5 points behind the championship leader. Unfortunately for Pierre, Typhoon Lan's presence around the Suzuka circuit meant that both races were cancelled, meaning he had to settle for runner-up in the championship to Hiroaki Ishiura. 

Pierre returned to our Formula 1 team for the Mexican GP and raced in the following three races of 2017, before being announced as one of our 2018 drivers, partnering Brendon Hartley. Pierre already knew our team well enough as he tested for us at Barcelona in 2015 and 2016.

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F1 News report of the China GP 2018 of Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 17 April, 2018

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Brendon Hartley in China, Qualifying
Posted on 14 April, 2018

Chinese GP - Qualifying

Not the day we expected in China with difficult weather conditions, there's a lot of work to do in the race tomorrow!

Formula 1 in China 2018 from Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 13 April, 2018

Chinese GP - Free Practice

First day on the track, in Shanghai. Here are our drivers and team's reactions after Free Practice 1 and 2.

Shanghai International Circuit, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 11 April, 2018

Chinese Grand Prixview

The timing couldn’t be better to build on the momentum of last weekend’s fantastic result. Find the drivers’ thoughts on heading to Shanghai, a place that’s held...

Posted on 10 April, 2018

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What a different two weeks can make, or rather what a difference two weeks of very hard work can make. Sports writers tend to like using hyperbole even when it's...

Posted on 8 April, 2018

Bahrain Grand Prix

What a fantastic race! Read all of the reaction from the team and drivers below!

Pierre Gasly at the wheel of the STR13 in Bahrain, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 7 April, 2018

Bahrain GP - Qualifying

An action-packed day in Bahrain, Pierre made it to Q3 and qualified sixth while Brendon was less than a tenth from the Q3 cutoff and will line up 11th for tomorro...

Pierre Gasly at the wheel of the STR13 in Bahrain, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Posted on 6 April, 2018

Bahrain GP - Free Practice

A positive first day for us in Bahrain, here's the reaction from our drivers and the team after the first two practice sessions:

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