Gasly joins Prema for GP2 cam­paign

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Red Bull F1 pro­tege Pierre Gasly has joined Prema Pow­erteam for his se­cond sea­son in GP2 this year.

The 19-year-old French­man will line up along­side An­to­nio Giov­inazzi at Prema, which is gear­ing up for its first cam­paign in the F1 feeder cat­e­gory.

Gasly scored three pole po­si­tions in last year’s cham­pi­onship, but failed to win a race. He fin­ished eighth in the stand­ings.

“We could not have se­lected a bet­ter driver for our maiden GP2 Se­ries cam­paign,” said Prema team boss Rene Rosin. “Gasly is a tal­ented and skilled driver who de­liv­ered con­vinc­ing per­for­mances in all the cham­pi­onships he has en­tered so far. I’m sure he will make his ex­pe­ri­ence count and go a fur­ther step this year.”

Gasly, who is con­tin­u­ing as a re­serve and test driver for Red Bull Rac­ing F1, added: “My pri­or­ity is clearly to win GP2 and I couldn’t be with a bet­ter group of peo­ple than Prema.”

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