Gasly joins Prema for GP2 campaign
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.”