Alpine has announced the signing of Pierre Gasly, who will join the Formula 1 team in 2023 from AlphaTauri on a multi-year contract.
Gasly takes the vacant seat left by the Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso, and completes an all-French line-up alongside Esteban Ocon.
“I am delighted to join the Alpine family and begin this new chapter in my Formula 1 career,” Gasly said. “Driving for a team that has French roots is something very special.
“I know the strengths of Alpine having raced against them over the past couple of years and, clearly, their progress and ambition is very impressive. I wish to thank Red Bull as this marks the end of our 9-year journey together.
“It is thanks to their trust and support that I became a Formula 1 driver, and what we’ve achieved with Scuderia AlphaTauri over the last years has been very special.
“Looking ahead, I want to give the maximum and utilise all my experience to fight for podiums and ultimately contribute to Alpine’s fight for championships in the future.”
Gasly’s contract was originally set to end at the conclusion of the 2023 campaign but AlphaTauri has released him to join Alpine.
Gasly has spent the bulk of his Formula 1 career competing for AlphaTauri/Toro Rosso since making his debut in late 2017.
He spent the opening half of the 2019 campaign competing for Red Bull Racing but has never been regarded as a viable candidate since his mid-season demotion.
The 2016 GP2 Champion is a race-winner in the sport, triumphing at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix to take both his and AlphaTauri’s first win.
AlphaTauri is set to announce Nyck de Vries as Gasly’s 2023 replacement, with Yuki Tsunoda already signed up for a third F1 campaign.
Alpine Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer added: “I’m very happy that Pierre will be joining the team for 2023 and beyond. He is already a proven talent within Formula 1, and we are looking forward to harnessing that within the team.
“Our team has several objectives for the coming seasons and I firmly believe our driver line-up is a great reflection of the team’s high ambitions.
“I trust Pierre and Esteban can, together, motivate the team to continue its progress towards these goals. We would also like to thank Red Bull for agreeing the terms to allow Pierre to take this step.”