I'M PIERRE

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 Red Bull Racing's Formula 1 Test & Reserve driver.

After winning the FIA Formula 2 Championship last year, I'm out in Japan for 2017 making my debut with Team Mugen in the ultra-quick Super Formula Championship.

IN 2016

Pierre was crowned the youngest Formula 2 Champion in over 10 years.

The title was incredibly hard-fought over the 22 rounds, and after an intense battle throughout the year, it all came down a final race showdown in the Arabian Desert of Abu Dhabi before Pierre was able to toss the Championship-winning Trophy in the air.

219 points, 4 wins, 5 poles, 4 fastest laps.

2016 FORMULA 2 CHAMPION

Joining the

reining GP2 Team Champions DAMS racing, in 2015 the Red Bull Junior returned to the wheel on the international stage, 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. Narrowly missing out on the elusive race win, only proved to make the 19-year-old more determined to vie for the title on his return. 

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.

ANNOUNCED AS RED BULL RACING F1 RESERVE DRIVER

Fresh off the back

of his Eurocup title, Pierre’s on-track talents caught the eye of the Red Bull Junior Team. With the backing of the Red Bull programme, the hungry young racer teamed up with Arden Motorsport to challenge the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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 with Caterham, impressing with his ability to rapidly adapt to the more powerful machinery, paving the way for a full season in 2015.

JOINED RED BULL JUNIOR TEAM

IN 2013

Pierre returned to the Eurocup championship with Tech 1 Racing 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 - at Moscow, Hungaroring and Le Castellet respectively.

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, saw him finish 6th in the overall standings, ranking highest of all 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 with a total of 195 points.

FORMULA RENAULT 2.0 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.

FORMULA RENAULT 2.0 DEBUT

Taking to

the wheel in 2011 Pierre made his single-seater debut in the French F4 Championship, across 7 rounds and 14 races 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.

SINGLE-SEATER DEBUT

pierre was

well and truly bitten by the karting bug at an early age. By 2006 at the tender age of 9, Pierre launched onto the competitive karting scene ranking fifteenth in the French Minime Championship, returning to finish sixth the following year.

Developing his racecraft, he rose to fourth in the 2008 French Cadet Championship before his talents shone on the international stage. 

A successful stint in the KF3 category saw Pierre finish third in the 2009 CIK-FIA World Cup, SKUSA SuperNationals XII and French Championships. A year later Pierre was crowned vice-champion in the CIK-FIA European Championship, paving the way for his graduation into single-seaters.

VICE-CHAMPION CIK-FIA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP