Gasly heads to Alpine in 2023 after a troublesome last yr with the Faenza crew, which struggled to seek out kind for a lot of the season.
The Frenchman says that his former colleagues are assured that the brand new AT04 would be the greatest automobile they’ve constructed up to now.
He admits that with all groups creating their automobiles for the second season of the present guidelines it’s onerous to foretell the shape guide, and thus the place his new crew will stand towards rivals.
“On this sport it is so troublesome to know what is going on to occur from one yr to a different,” he stated. “We had been prime of the midfield final season, this yr we had been again of the midfield and subsequent season, who is aware of what is going on to occur?
“Perhaps AlphaTauri, and I do know they’re altering utterly the idea of the automobile, shall be again within the battle. It is troublesome to say.
“I feel what’s necessary is simply to work and put together ourselves one of the best ways attainable for subsequent yr. And, and yeah, crossing my fingers that the Alpine bundle goes to be even stronger than it was this yr.”
Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03
Photograph by: AlphaTauri
Gasly careworn that the AlphaTauri camp is bullish about prospects of transferring up the grid subsequent yr.
“Hopefully it adjustments for good, my place,” he stated. “However on the similar time, you by no means know. We talked about it with the [AlphaTauri] guys as properly.
“They inform me that their subsequent yr’s automobile is the most effective one they’ve ever had, and they are going to be combating on the entrance!
“And it is regular, after which whenever you communicate across the paddock everyone is making enormous steps ahead and God is aware of what is going on to occur.
“I hope we’re combating on the entrance, perhaps we’re combating for podiums, for race wins, or for prime 5. Or it could possibly be a more difficult season.
“Often groups have completely different designers and so they’re switching designers from one season to a different. So there’s nonetheless some carryover from yr to yr, however yeah, there could possibly be some surprises. So we’ll discover this out initially of subsequent yr.
“Alpine has had a unbelievable season, ending fourth within the championship, beating McLaren. So that they clearly have a very good bundle. And subsequent goal is the large three.
“So we’ll attempt to push as onerous as attainable, however I am assured there are going to be wonderful outcomes to attain with the crew.”