Pierre Gasly will suit up for another season in the GP2 Series, his second full season and third overall, now with Prema Powerteam in its first season in the championship.
Gasly will join Antonio Giovinazzi, who was announced last week, as the veteran Formula 3 squad steps up a level.
Gasly, who remains a Red Bull Junior, finished eighth last season with three poles and four podium finishes but no wins, then driving for the DAMS team. He’d debuted with Caterham Racing in 2014, which was then-run and operated by Status Grand Prix.
It’s an important season ahead for Gasly, who turns 20 next month.
“It will be another thrilling and very busy season continuing my work as reserve driver for Red Bull Racing but my priority is clearly to win the GP2 series and I couldn’t be doing it with a better group of people than the Prema team,” he said.
“They have a great reputation and ability for winning championships and I know that their skills and commitment along with my GP2 experience will give us what we need this season. I quickly had a great feeling with Prema as soon as we started working together at the GP2 Abu Dhabi test last December, extremely professional and experienced. They have won a lot of championships and while they know that moving up to GP2 will be a great challenge we are confident that we can win.”