Pierre Gasly is eyeing to start a new chapter in his F1 career. The star racer is going to leave his Red Bull set-up for good to join Alpine. He believes that the time has come for him to be at the front grid, fighting with the top leading line-up comprised of the likes of George Russell, Max Verstappen, and Charles Leclerc.
The New Journey
Alpine has signed Pierre Gasly to be a part of next season’s line-up replacing Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso. Though the Frenchman still had a year to drive on the track under his AlphaTauri contract. Gasly had been an integral part of the F1 Red Bull program for the last five years. According to him, witnessing the success of his competitor drivers led him to finally make the call for a change by joining Alpine.
The Inner Call
After contributing his best to the success of his AlphaTauri team for the past few years, Gasly felt this change was much needed in his career. The time was ripe, especially when his co-drivers and competitors had managed to move into top teams fighting at the front. He mentioned how seeing Lando Norris, George Russell, Max Verstappen, and Charles Leclerc getting their chances to fight for and win championships inspired him to take the next big step. Gasly also stated that soon he wants to see himself in that position of the front grid. He added that with their developments and top-notch line-up program, Alpine has what it takes to match his ambitions and expectations.
Leaving the Home Team
Despite the upcoming fresh start, Pierre Gasly admitted to reporters that the season’s final two races with AlphaTauri will be particularly special for him, due to the bond he shares with his team. Heavy with both emotions and feelings, Gasly is truly excited for his new F1 chapter, while being sad at the same time to leave the AlphaTauri team, which has been like his family.
America’s Most Groundbreaking Motoring Innovations
The automotive industry is always looking to get better and innovate to give drivers a better experience. The United States has always been at the forefront of the industry, and the country continues making groundbreaking motoring innovations years later.
AMC Pacer – 1975
If you drive into the city, you are sure to find hundreds of compacts ruling the road. In 1975 AMC took a huge risk designing and developing a compact, but the risk paid off. The small hatchback body was a huge hit and helped to popularize compacts for a generation of people.
General Motors EV1 – 1996
Electric vehicles were once seen as the future, but now they are the present. In 1996, electric cars were just glorified golf carts until the General Motors EV1 blazed a trail that companies would eventually follow.
Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager – 1983
SUVs are big business, but they were a fresh concept back in 1983. That’s when Dodge and Plymouth came out with their minivans, the Caravan and Voyager, respectively. These vans were small enough to fit in a garage, but roomy enough for the entire family. Cut to 2020, and the SUV market has a lot to thank the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager for.
Cadillac’s OnStar System – 1996
It is hard to imagine driving without your phone or car’s touchscreen console, giving you directions. Back in the ’90s that technology hadn’t been invented yet, although there was something similar.
Cadillacs came with an OnStar system, which was a call center that provided drivers with directions if they got lost. The system could even detect if the car had been involved in an accident. It could also remotely unlock your vehicle, and the OnStar technology was undeniably a precursor to the tech in our cars nowadays.
These cars were seen as a risk at the time, but their innovations paved the way for the motoring industry as we know it.