Gasly: AlphaTauri has "big ambitions" to match Red Bull

Pierre Gasly thinks staying at AlphaTauri in the long term would not necessarily be a bad thing for his career, with the outfit having "big ambitions" to match Red Bull.

Gasly: AlphaTauri has "big ambitions" to match Red Bull

The Frenchman has driven strongly this year, and took his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix earlier this month.

That success prompted fresh talk that Red Bull should consider moving him back to its Milton Keynes squad in the future, after he was demoted 12 months ago.

But while Red Bull boss Christian Horner has appeared to cut off any hope of Gasly getting the Red Bull nod, with the outfit committed to Alex Albon, the Frenchman still sees great chances of success at his current team.

Moves being made for Red Bull and AlphaTauri to work closer together in the future – which will include sharing a wind tunnel – are a sign that the dynamic between the two is changing.

And that has left Gasly convinced that AlphaTauri is now a different proposition to how Toro Rosso was viewed as just a junior Red Bull team in the past.

“There's a clear will and a lot of ambitions coming from AlphaTauri,” said Gasly. “I think it's a different situation to Toro Rosso/Red Bull, and how it was before.

“I think the project is exciting. As I said at the moment, the Red Bull team is clearly the top team of the two, but I think that the ambition of AlphaTauri is to, at some point, match their performances.

“And this means we also need the resources and to have bigger facilities to have this sort of thing.”

Read Also:

Asked if he felt AlphaTauri had the chance to emerge as a top team in its own right, Gasly said: “I think that's the target of the factory really - in making their own status and position in Formula 1.

“I think it's clear that they have big ambitions. It's not a one-year project and we know how long it takes for a team to really build its identity and also its status as a top team.

“So it's something that is probably going to take some time, but I think it's not really a sister team as much as it could have been in the past. It’s more trying to make their own space inside F1.”

shares
comments

Related video

The races that could fit Red Bull's 'invitational' GP idea

Previous article

The races that could fit Red Bull's 'invitational' GP idea

Next article

McLaren won't freeze Sainz out of technical matters

McLaren won't freeze Sainz out of technical matters
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Pierre Gasly
Teams Red Bull Racing , AlphaTauri
Author Jonathan Noble
Why Russell was right to be wrong about Bottas after Imola F1 clash Prime

Why Russell was right to be wrong about Bottas after Imola F1 clash

George Russell and Valtteri Bottas' collision at Imola on Sunday prompted fury in the Formula 1 paddock. But Russell's carefully-worded heartfelt statement later, acknowledging that his initial response was wrong, proved the right move

Formula 1
Apr 22, 2021
How Verstappen and Hamilton’s Imola clash sets the tone for 2021 Prime

How Verstappen and Hamilton’s Imola clash sets the tone for 2021

In Max Verstappen's Formula 1 career to date, he has been cast as the 'pretender', an acknowledged top-line performer without the car to regularly challenge Lewis Hamilton. But that no longer applies in 2021, and the start to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was the most telling signal yet of what we can expect from their duel this year

Formula 1
Apr 21, 2021
How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve Prime

How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve

Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…

Formula 1
Apr 20, 2021
How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams Prime

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams

Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments.

Formula 1
Apr 19, 2021
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings Prime

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings

A frantic wet race at Imola produced plenty of excitement and drama as drivers scrabbled for grip. Amid the hatful of mistakes and incidents that ensued, who kept their noses cleanest?

Formula 1
Apr 19, 2021
How the Emilia Romagna GP result hinged on three crucial saves Prime

How the Emilia Romagna GP result hinged on three crucial saves

Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences

Formula 1
Apr 19, 2021
The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era Prime

The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era

The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001

Formula 1
Apr 18, 2021
Why Mercedes isn't confident it's really ahead of Red Bull at Imola Prime

Why Mercedes isn't confident it's really ahead of Red Bull at Imola

While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...

Formula 1
Apr 16, 2021