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Despite growing frustrations, AlphaTauri was Pierre Gasly's best option in F1 for 2023

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Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly
Peter Fox

It's no secret that Pierre Gasly is massively frustrated with his situation in Formula 1, even though he renewed his AlphaTauri contract. Since being ousted by Red Bull Racing midway through the 2019 season, the Frenchman has done all he can to win back the seat he lost to Alex Albon.

But alas, Gasly's attempts have been futile, despite winning the 2020 Italian Grand Prix - his first victory in F1 and a blatant take-note-of-me to Red Bull. Despite performing better than Albon in 2020, the Austrian team opted to take on Sergio Perez for 2021, closing the door on Gasly's wishful return and putting Albon on the shelf.

Again, in 2021, Gasly tried his best to make the step back to Red Bull to partner with Max Verstappen, but the team chose to renew Perez's contract. And to further rub salt in Gasly's wounds, Red Bull agreed on new terms with Perez that will see him with the team until the end of the 2024 season.

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