“It’s a shame to finish the race just after the first corner. It was quite messy coming into Turn 1 with so many cars side by side. I saw some space between Kimi and Romain in Turn 2, I ended up in the middle and had nowhere to go, so we collided and that was pretty much it.
Pierre partners with the French racing team ‘Tech1’ and win the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0; becoming the youngest ever champion in this prestigious category.
Pierre is confirmed as a Red Bull Junior Driver.
He races in Formula Renault 3.5 with the English Team ARDEN.
He concludes the season with the Vice-Champion and the best rookie titles.
Pierre steps up to GP2 this year (now called F2), He is part of the DAMS racing team.
During his first year at this level, he finishes 8th with 4 podiums.
The following year, Pierre makes the bet of joining a new-coming team in GP2 series, the Italian Prema Power Team. Winning the GP2 title is the clear objective.
With 4 wins and 2 additional podiums, he cliches the title in Abu Dhabi, the last race of the season.
However, this did not take him into Formula 1 the following year.
Formula series. After an incredible season, competing with many experienced drivers, Pierre misses the title by only half a point after the last race was cancelled because of a typhoon.
In September, Scuderia Toro Rosso team announces Pierre will replace Daniil Kvyat for 2 races in Formula One.
He choses the number 10 as his Formula One permanent number.
He is finally retained by Toro Rosso for the rest of the season.
Pierre is confirmed at Toro Rosso for the entire F1 season. He scores his first Formula 1 points in Bahrain, offering Honda their best result since their return as an F1 engine manufacturer in 2015. He also scores the 7th place points in Monaco and the 6th place ones in Hungary.
On August 20, 2018, Christian Horner announces his promotion to Red Bull Racing, alongside Max Verstappen, for 2019.
He ended up fifteenth in the championship with 29 points.