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AlphaTauri confirms Pierre Guthrie's return in 2023

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Pierre Guthrie will remain in AlphaTauri for the 2023 season, announced by the F1 team on Friday.

The 26-year-old French driver returned to Red Bull's junior team in 2018 after a disappointment with Red Bull and a short stint. Guthrie won the 2020 Italian Grand Prix and is currently in 11th place as a driver this year. 16 points ranking.

The hope of returning to the top team in the near future ended with Sergio Perez signing an extension to 2025. However, AlphaTauri prevented Guthrie from entering the open driver market.

"I've been on this team for five years," Guthrie said. "I am proud of the journey we have experienced together and the progress we have made.

" This year's new regulations have created new challenges for us. Being able to plan development with the team for months is a good foundation for the future. ”

Guthrie's best finish of the season was fifth at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Franz Tost, principal of the AlphaTauri team, said at the Canadian Grand Prix last week that Guthrie's return in the 2023s was "100% confirmed."

With the announcement on Friday, the official was announced.

"He definitely belongs to the group of the best and most competitive drivers in F1 and has proved his abilities during all the time he has spent with us. "Tost said.

"Undoubtedly, Pierre can play a major role in the team that will make next season a success. He will be competitive so that he can continue to produce excellent results. It is our responsibility to provide the car. "

– Field-level media