Pieree Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda have been confirmed as Alpha Tauri drivers for the 2022 Formula One season
September 7, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News F1
Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda have been announced as AlphaTauri’s drivers for the 2022 Formula One season. The two drivers have been honoured for their contributions and excellent achievements thus far in the 2021 season. Tsunoda joins Gasly at the club for the 2021 season.
For the 2021 season, Tsunoda has joined Gasly’s team. Despite his inconsistent performance, the team decided to extend his contract.
Gasly finished third in this year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, started and finished fourth over the weekend at Zandvoort, and is now ninth in the Drivers’ standings.
Tsunoda, on the other hand, came into Formula One with a great reputation but has failed to live up to it so far, with a succession of crashes and failures to make it to the second half of qualifying sessions stalling his development.
He has, however, scored 18 points and has been granted a second opportunity in 2022 to return Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko’s trust in him.
The 21-year-old remarked, “I’m extremely happy to be continuing with Scuderia AlphaTauri for a second season.”
“It’s a great opportunity, and I’m grateful to the team and Dr. Marko for allowing me to expand my Formula 1 expertise.
“I have a wonderful connection with Pierre; I’ve already learnt a lot from him this year, and his expertise has allowed me to continue to develop my own talents, so it’s fantastic to be continuing my F1 adventure with him.
“Having recently relocated to Faenza, I am settling in well with the club and am excited for the next season.”