AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly says his future is currently in the hands of Red Bull given that their first driver has a long-term contract, while Perez has yet to make a decision. Gasly is from Toro Rosso, now AlphaTauri, promoted to Red Bull 2019, but after only half a season spent with Max Verstappen he was returned to the team from Faenza.
The Frenchman gained experience and came back strongly in 2020, finishing the season with the first victory of his career at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Gasly carried his team almost independently for the first part of the current season in the fight for fifth place in the constructors' championship, winning 50 points compared to 18 won by teammate Yuki Tsunoda.
Such performances have not gone unnoticed by his bosses at Red Bull, but it is not believed that this will lead to a return to Milton Keynes, although Red Bull has not yet extended his one-year contract with Sergio Perez.
Asked about his future in Formula 1, Gasly admitted it was in the hands of Red Bull, and he hopes to get some answers before the 2021 season resumes in Belgium in late August. "I think that's pretty clear from my side, it's in the hands of Red Bull," Gasly said.
"Max has been signed for next year in the top team, I think Sergio has a one-year contract, so we will see what happens there and then what we will do together," he added. "Obviously I've been (bound) to them by contract for a while and I'm pretty sure we should get some answers at some point during the summer break, or after the summer break."
Gasly and Tsunoda
AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost wants to keep both Gasly and Tsunoda for 2022, continuing to give Gasly more responsibility as the leader on the Italian team. Gasly explains that he enjoyed the role of team leader, but admitted that the driver "always wants to be in the best car" whenever the opportunity arises.
"They want a leader in AlphaTauri who will push the team forward and who is really trying to lift this team, and I think there is a great working relationship now and a real will to push AlphaTauri forward," he explained.
"Obviously, as a driver, you always want to be in the best car and fight for the best position, and that's what we're talking about." "We are talking about many things. Things are going well, but at the moment there are no more answers than that. But I expect some more news in the next few weeks, "Gasly is clear.