I'm Pierre Gasly, I'm 21 from Rouen in Northern France and I've been racing since 2005. In 2014 I joined the Red Bull Junior Team, and in 2015 became a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Test & Reserve driver.
After winning the FIA Formula 2 Championship last year, I'm making my Formula 1 debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Malaysia alongside my campaign with Team Mugen in the Japanese Super Formula Championship.
For 2018, I’ll be joining Toro Rosso for my first full season in F1.
This is my story so far…
Last year Pierre was crowned the youngest GP2 (now Formula 2) Champion in over 10 years.
The title was incredibly hard-fought over the 22 rounds. It all came down to a final race showdown in the Arabian Desert of Abu Dhabi before Pierre was able to lift the Championship-winning Trophy in the air.
In 2015 the Red Bull Junior returned to the wheel on the international stage competing in the Formula feeder series GP2, battling across 22 races, from the twisty streets of Monaco to the dry deserts of Bahrain.
Collecting 4 podiums and 3 pole positions, Pierre ranked in 8th in the standings, equal on points with both 6th and 7th.
Edging one step closer to his ultimate goal, Pierre got his first tantalising taste of Formula One, as he was announced as Red Bull Racing reserve driver in September 2015.
Fresh off the back of his Eurocup title, Pierre’s on-track talents caught the eye of the Red Bull Junior Team and set off on his next adventure — Formula Renault 3.5.
Punching a consistent run of point-scoring positions, including 8 podium visits, Pierre finished the season as Rookie Champion and Vice-Champion in the overall Championship standings.
With his sights firmly set on his goal of reaching Formula One, Pierre made his GP2 Series debut at Monza, impressing all with his ability to rapidly adapt to the more powerful machinery.
Pierre returned to the Eurocup championship fully focused on securing the championship. The 17-year-old gave a run of stellar performances to take 5 podiums, 4 pole positions and 3 victories.
Although his focus remained on his Eurocup challenge, ever the racer, Pierre also turned the wheel at 3 of the 7 rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series. Scaling the podium at each of the 3 rounds and finishing 6th in the overall standings, the highest of all the part-season racers.
With one hand on the Eurocup trophy entering the final round, Pierre held his own through some nail-biting wheel-to-wheel battles and raised victorious as the 2013 Formula Renault Eurocup Champion.
Intent on making his mark and turning heads on the European scene, Pierre stepped up to Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2012, teaming up with R-Ace GP to contest the highly competitive Junior series.
Demonstrating his talents across 14 close-fought races Pierre took 2 superb podium finishes at the historic Spa and Nürburgring circuits. As well as an additional podium at Nürburgring in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series.
Taking to the wheel in 2011 Pierre made his single-seater debut in the French F4 Championship, proving his worth with a supreme run of 7 podiums, 2 pole positions and 4 wins — at Spa, Albi and Le Castellet.
Collecting his first ever victory in a car is an achievement that Pierre still values as his best race to date, starting from 5th, powering through the enchanting forest setting of his favourite track, Spa.
Dominating the latter stage of the season, Pierre clinched three consecutive victories to finish third in the championship standings with 104 points.
Ending his incredibly successful karting career on a high, Pierre was crowned CIK-FIA European Vice-Champion.
After successfully proving himself as one to watch within the Karting community, Pierre set his sights on conquering the International Kart Scene. Entering the prestigious CIK KF3 category he finished 3rd in the 2009 CIK-FIA World Cup, SKUSA SuperNationals XII and French Championships.
Developing his race-craft further Pierre graduated to the French Cadet Championship fishing the season in 4th.
With a years experience now under his belt, Pierre returned to the French Minime championship just missing out on the top 5 finishing the season 6th overall.
At the tender age of 9 Pierre launched himself onto the competitive karting scene. Competing in the French Minime championship he finished 15th overall in his debut season
Aged just 6 Pierre got his first taste of karting. Although just a test the youngster was well and truly bitten by the motorsport bug determined to race again.
On the 7th February 1996 Pierre Gasly was born in Rouen, Northern France. With a grandfather, father and 3 brothers with a racing history, Motorsport was already in his blood.