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New Formula One winner Pierre Gasly’s life in detail

Sep 7 2020 By Asbin Ghimire
Pierre is the winner of 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Pierre is the winner of 2020 Italian Grand Prix
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Lesser-known racing driver Pierre Gasly stunned the world yesterday (September 6) by becoming the new Formula One winner at the topsy-turvy Italian Grand Prix. Pierre Gasly’s F1 win has shocked the F1 racing world.

The new F1 Grand Prix winner, Pierre Gasly registered victory at the Italian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made a rare error during a safety car deployment. Gasly astounded the F1 world on Sunday, given his poor record last season and demotion from Red Bull to his farm team.

Associated with the team, AlfaTauri, Gasly brought glory to the team after 12 years. With the Italian Grand Prix win, the team has ended the domination of Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari, who won 146 straight F1 races. Before this win, Gasly previously had never led a lap of a Grand Prix. In the past, Gasly ended up on the podium only once in his career, coming second in Brazil last year.

World Champion Lewis Hamilton finishes seventh

Moreover, F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton finished seventh in Monza, Italy, yesterday after a penalty for entering a closed pit lane. Hamilton, however, took the blame for the race-losing penalty that gave Pierre Gasly the stunning surprise victory. The world champion exuded sportsmanship by expressing happiness for Gasly’s win.

Praising the young racer, Hamilton made the statement:

It’s such fantastic to see him recover and grow. I am genuinely really happy for him.

On the other hand, the newly crowned F1 winner, Pierre Gasly is trending all over the internet. If you are among those curious about Pierre Gasly and his life, including net worth, salary, and other personal information, make sure you read the article till the end.

Short bio of new F1 race winner Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly is a French racing driver born in February 1996, in Rouen, France. The 24-years-old athlete was born to Jean-Jacques Gasly (father) with detail about his mother unclear. However, he dedicated his 2016 GP2 series win to his mother who was hospitalized after a crash on the way to the race track. Gasly was born under the star sign Aquarius.

Driving from the age of six

Pierre Gasly dreamed of being an F1 driver since his childhood. Pierre started driving when he was six years old, following the footsteps of his father and his brothers.

He took part for the first time in a karting championship in 2006, at the age of 10, ending the season in 15th position. Then, before joining F1 as a reserve driver for Red Bull Racing in 2015, he competed in F4, Formula Renault, and GP2 series.

Elite F1 racer

On Sept 26, 2017, Perrie made his Formula One race debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix for the team Toro Rosso. Nearly a month later, Toro Rosso confirmed Gasly as its full-time driver for the 2018 season. This was the turning point in Glasy’s career, evolving as an elite F1 racer.

Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly was part of the Red Bull team in 2019
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After his two years stint with Toro Rosso, Gasly got the opportunity to drive for the Red Bull for the 2019 season, partnering with Max Verstappen. However, he couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity, being consistently off Verstappen’s pace. By the summer break, Gasly was 6th in the championship with 63 points.

On the other hand, his team-mate, Verstappen had an exceptional record of 181 points, two race wins, five podium finishes, and one pole position. In August 2019, Gasly was demoted to a junior team Toro Rosso on account of poor performance, with Alexander Albon taking his place in Red Bull.

Second French racer to win F1

Gasly won the first F1 race of his career with the AlphaTauri in the Italian Grand Prix in Monza yesterday. With the victory, Perrie became the second French driver to win the Formula One race after Olivier Panis, who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996.

Family of Formula One racers

Pierre doesn’t recollect many memories, spending time with family as a kid. In one of the interviews, explaining his childhood, he said:

I left home when I was 13 so didn’t spend much time at home as a kid.

Matter of fact, Pierre Gasly was born into a family with an auto racing background. Particularly, his father, three out of four brothers, and his grandfather were all into auto racing.

In relationship with Caterina Masetti Zannini

Pierre is enjoying a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Caterina Masetti Zannini. The pair has kept the details of their romantic life private, but it is assumed they began dating since 2018.

Who is Caterina Masetti Zannini?

Little is known about the to-be wife (Caterina) of Pierre Gasly. However, it seems like she is making her mark on Instagram as a model. The native of Bologna regularly shares photographs of her voyages with Gasly on her Instagram account. Yet, the Italian girl has a background in aerospace engineering rather than being a model.

Pierre Gasly’s net worth, salary

As per the reports, the latest Formula One winner Pierre Gasly has an estimated net worth of over £1.5million ($2m). While much of the money he has acquired comes from his professional life, Pierre also contributes a sum to his net worth through various sponsorship deals. To be specific, exploring his social account, it seems like Gasly is earning a decent amount, promoting renowned brands including Honda, and Heroïn Bikes.

2020 Italian Grand Prix winner, Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly Instagram picture, promoting the cycle of Heroïn Bikes
Source: Instagram @pierregasly

Besides, the new Formula One winner Pierre Gasly also earns a decent sum of money as a salary. As per the reports of Express Magazine, he earns £360,000 per year, racing with AlphaTauri. In addition to that, it is obvious that he received a lucrative amount, being the winner of the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the details about the prize money are yet to air in the media.

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