Pierre Gasly will remain with AlphaTauri for the 2023 Formula 1 season, the team has officially confirmed.
During the recent Canadian Grand Prix weekend, AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost asserted that Gasly would stay put at the team for next year.
The news was made official on Friday morning by the Faenza-based squad.
Gasly is still under contract with Red Bull, however his chances of returning to the front-running sister team in 2023 were dashed when it extended Sergio Perez.
Gasly joined F1 in 2017, competing for Toro Rosso (now AlphaTauri), before stepping up to Red Bull for the 2019 campaign.
He was demoted midway through the season and has since performed admirably for AlphaTauri, scoring a handful of podiums, including a maiden race victory at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix.
“I have been with this team for five years now and I am proud of the journey we’ve been through together and the progress we have made,” Gasly said.
“I’m happy to remain with my Scuderia AlphaTauri team.
“This year’s new regulations have created new challenges for us and being able to plan our development with the team for the next 18 months is a good working basis for the future.”
The identification of Gasly’s 2023 team-mate is not yet known, with current driver Yuki Tsunoda a suitor alongside other Red Bull juniors.
AlphaTauri boss Tost said of Gasly’s extension: “We are really pleased to confirm that Pierre stays with us in 2023.
“He is definitely in the group of the best and most competitive drivers in F1 and has proven his abilities during all the time he has spent with us.
“Undoubtedly, Pierre can play a major role in the team having a successful season next year and it will be down to us to provide him with a competitive car, so that he can continue to deliver excellent results.”