“I’m looking forward to next year’s challenge and continuing with AlphaTauri both as a premium fashion brand and a racing team, to keep performing as much as I can to achieve even more success in the future.”
The French driver currently sits in ninth place in the drivers’ championship, just a single point behind Albon. Team-mate Daniil Kvyat has struggled comparatively, currently in 14th place and 53 points off of his team-mate.
“I’m delighted that Pierre will remain with us for the 2021 season,” AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost said.
“He has been part of the Red Bull driver pool for many years and I hope he will remain in the Red Bull family for many seasons ahead. Since he came back to the team last year, he consistently showed extremely good performances achieving two podiums, with a second place in Brazil in 2019 and a win at the team’s home race at this year’s Italian Grand Prix.
“Pierre has proven to be highly competitive also thanks to his great race craft, extracting the car’s potential at every race and giving valuable feedback to his engineers. He is mentally very strong, he is always motivated and when he sets a goal he gives it his all to achieve it.
“I’m looking forward to extending this cooperation and having a successful 2021 season together.”
Gasly’s confirmation leaves the sister AlphaTauri seat as the only option at the team available, with speculation continuing that a demotion for Albon could be on the cards or Honda F2 junior Yuki Tsunoda could be in the frame for a call up to Formula 1.