Renault e.dams No.9 - New York - Season 3 (2016-2017) - Pierre Gasly
Those who have only followed Pierre Gasly's career since Formula 1 will know that the Frenchman has had a busy few years. The young driver has already been to Red Bull and back to Toro Rosso. He's been a disgraced, relegated driver and a race winner in a seemingly inept AlphaTauri. However, few know that his career before the King's category was equally exciting. He was a GP2 champion, competed in Japanese Super Formula and even had a taste of Formula E on one occasion.
This is partly thanks to Sebastian Buemi, who was unable to start the New York E-Prix due to WEC commitments. And Renault's e.dams team has picked the recent GP2 champion to replace the Swiss. Qualifying for the first race of the weekend saw him finish a disappointing 19th, but it didn't take long for Gasly to get used to the electric car. In the first race, his debut race, he finished in 7th place with a great catch-up performance. In the second race, Gasly almost scored his first Formula E podium, but crashed into the wall on the exit of the final corner as he battled for third place. His car suffered extensive damage and he was lucky to finish fourth at all.
And what happened next? History, you could say. Buemi took his place back with the team and Gasly got his chance to prove himself in Formula 1 from Toro Rosso. He was only a substitute in 2017, but he did so well that by 2018 he had a permanent seat in the 'little bulls'. Spark, Gasly commemorates a forgotten chapter of his career with this 1:43 scale model car.
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