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Gasly gassing up to join big-time with Red Bull F1 team

LONDON, England – French Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly will in 2019 shift from the Toro Rosso ”training team” to Red Bull Racing to fill the racing seat vacated by Daniel Ricciardo.

Ricciardo has already announced a move to Renault, abandoning 20-year-old Hollander team-mate Max Verstappen.

PIERRE GASLY: Moving up to the big time. Image: Facebook
PIERRE GASLY: Moving up to the big time. Image: Facebook

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told the Reuters news agency: “Since Pierre first took an F1 seat with Scuderia Toro Rosso less than a year ago he’s proved the talent Red Bull nurtured since his early career.

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“His first full season in F1 enhanced his reputation as one of the most exciting young drivers in motorsport.”

Gasly was Formula 2 champion in 2016 and had his F1 debut with Toro Rosso in Malaysia in 2018. Pundits believed he was the obvious driver to replace Ricciardo. He’s had three top-10 finishes so far in 2019.

Gasly said in a media release: “To be awarded a drive at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing from 2019 is a dream come true. Its been my goal since I joined  Red Bull’s Junior Driver programme in 2013.”

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