Pierre Gasly

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Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly Motorland.JPG
Gasly in 2014.
Nationality French
Born (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 19)
Rouen (France)
GP2 Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team DAMS
Car no. 1
Former teams Caterham Racing
Starts 8
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 29th in 2014
Previous series
2014
2013
2012-13
2012
2011
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
French F4 Championship
Championship titles
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Pierre Gasly (born 7 February 1996) is a French racing driver, who is best known for winning the 2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Rouen, Gasly entered karting in 2006, when he finished fifteenth in the French Minime Championship,[2] before he finished fourth the following year.[3] In 2008 he stepped up to the French Cadet Championship,[4] before moving to the international scene in 2009. He moved into the KF3 category, staying until the end of 2010, when he finished as runner-up in the CIK-FIA European Championship.[5]

Formula Renault[edit]

Pierre Gasly in Motorland Aragón, 2014

In 2011, Gasly made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the French F4 Championship 1.6 litre category.[6] He finished third behind his future Eurocup rivals Matthieu Vaxivière and Andrea Pizzitola with seven podiums, including wins at Spa, Albi and Le Castellet.[7]

Gasly moved to the 2-litre Formula Renault machinery in 2012, joining R-Ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup.[8] He finished tenth with six point-scoring finishes, including podiums at Spa and the Nürburgring.[9] He also had seven starts in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, taking a podium at the Nürburgring.

For 2013, Gasly moved to Tech 1 Racing.[10] He took five podiums, as well as victories at Moscow, the Hungaroring and Le Castellet.[5][11] He held an eleven-point lead over Oliver Rowland into the final meeting at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and ultimately clinched the title with third and sixth place finishes; the latter result coming after a collision with Rowland, who received a drive-through penalty as a result.[1]

The driver jumped to Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, where he was hired by Arden under the Red Bull Junior Team development program. He finished season as runner-up to another Red Bull Junior Carlos Sainz Jr., collecting eight podiums in the seventeen races.

GP2 Series[edit]

Gasly made his GP2 Series debut in 2014 at Monza circuit in support of Italian Grand Prix, replacing Caterham Racing driver Tom Dillmann who had commitments at other racing series and was unable to participate in GP2 Series races for that weekend.[12] He then partook in post-season testing, driving for DAMS and on January 8, 2015 signed with the French team to race alongside the British driver Alex Lynn, development driver of Williams F1 Team.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 French F4 Championship Autosport Academy 14 4 2 1 7 104 3rd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-Ace GP 14 0 1 0 2 32 10th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 7 0 0 0 1 78 23rd
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 3 4 2 8 195 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 3 72 6th
Pau Formula Renault 2.0 Trophy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Arden Motorsport 17 0 1 3 8 192 2nd
GP2 Series Caterham Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 29th
2015 GP2 Series DAMS 2 0 0 0 0 0 24th*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2014 Arden Motorsport MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

5
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

2
MON
1

7
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

4
MSC
1

18
MSC
2

2
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

8
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
LEC
1

2
LEC
2

2
JER
1

6
JER
2

4
2nd 192

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2014 Caterham Racing BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
AUT
FEA
AUT
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA

17
ITA
SPR

Ret
RUS
FEA

11
RUS
SPR

11
ABU
FEA

21
ABU
SPR

18
29th 0
2015 DAMS BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

22
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
AUT
FEA
AUT
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
RUS
FEA
RUS
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
24th* 0*

* Season in progress. † Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Musker, Ant (20 October 2013). "Gasly crowned champion as Ocon wins final race". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Championnat de France — Minime 2006". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Championnat de France — Minime 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Championnat de France — Cadet 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b David, Gruz (20 September 2013). "Leading the new French generation: Pierre Gasly". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Drivers 2011". Autosport Academy. French F4 Championship. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (20 October 2013). "Weekend Review: Bortolotti closes F2 season in dominant fashion". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013. Pierre Gasly won both races, giving him third in the final standings behind Andrea Pizzitola. 
  8. ^ "New boys and old hands raring to go". Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (Renault Sport). 27 April 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Allen, Peter (11 January 2013). "13 drivers to watch in 2013". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (29 January 2013). "Gasly switches to Tech 1 for second year in the Eurocup". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Musker, Ant (20 October 2013). "Gasly takes championship lead with controlled race one victory". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Costa, Massimo (31 August 2014). "Gasly debutta a Monza con Caterham". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  13. ^ http://callumrowesgp2blog.com/2015/01/08/gasly-lynn-confirmed-as-dams-drivers-for-2015/

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stoffel Vandoorne
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Nyck de Vries