As a transfer insider, Fabrizio Romano is one of the most well-known personalities in football, but he is now attempting to get into Formula 1. The Italian, who is a go-to source for all football news on Twitter with 12.2 million followers, has now reported Pierre Gasly’s transfer from Alpha Tauri to Alpine. The Frenchman joined Red Bull’s stable in 2017, going from the team formerly known as Toro Rosso to Red Bull, and now back to Alpha Tauri.
But now, he’s finally prepared to bid farewell to the energy drink-backed company by joining the French team Alpine, which is managed by automotive behemoth Renault.
Since Fernando Alonso’s shocking switch to Aston Martin and Oscar Piastri’s announcement that he wouldn’t be returning for the upcoming season, the transfer has been hotly rumored, with race winner Gasly the logical choice to drive alongside fellow countryman Esteban Ocon.
Different kind of Here we go today! 😏😉 For some minutes I’ll be into Formula 1. I understand Pierre Gasly will join BWT Alpine F1 Team from Alpha Tauri from the end of the season.
Personal terms all signed and an official announcement is expected in the coming hours. 🔟 pic.twitter.com/jPA6tKNnlZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 7, 2022
Romano’s confirmation of the news, however, comes as a bit of a surprise in terms of how it was revealed. various kinds of Today’s the day! He composed. I’ll be interested in Formula 1 for a while. I understand that Pierre Gasly will move from Alpha Tauri to the BWT Alpine F1 Team at the end of the current campaign.
Personal agreements have all been made, and a formal statement is anticipated in the next few hours. While Aston Martin joined in the fun with a photo of drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll startled by a phone, Alpine reacted to the news with a thinking expression emoji.
Despite having previously agreed to a one-year extension earlier in the year, Red Bull is having trouble finding a replacement for Gasly’s seat on the Alpha Tauri.
The Milton Keynes team has five Formula 2 drivers, but none of them have been successful thus far. Dutchman Nyck de Vries, though, appears to be the favorite after he performed brilliantly as a substitute for Williams in the Italian Grand Prix.