Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly leads the Red Bull Juniors into 2016

Pierre Gasly will attack the 2016 GP2 Series as part of the Prema team's first campaign in this prestigious championship. It is the 19-year-old Frenchman's third season in the Red Bull Junior Team and he leads newcomers Luis Leeds, Niko Kari and Sérgio Sette Câmara.

"Of course I'm really pleased to carry on with the team for a third year. 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," asserted Gasly as he arrived in Britain for his first simulator sessions of the year at Red Bull Racing.

"Prema 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," continued Gasly who turns 20 on February 7th.

"It will be very intense and involve a lot of travelling but I can't wait to get started and I know just how important this year will be for me to take that step into F1. I enjoyed tremendously my work in Red Bull Racing last year, both with a fantastic group of engineers and I gained a lot from talking to Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat."

"I quickly had a great feeling with the Prema team 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."

As announced in December the rest of the 2016 Red Bull Junior Team comprises:

Sérgio Sette Câmara – Born 23/5/1998 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Competing in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Motopark

Niko Kari – Born 6/10/1999 in Tuusula, Finland
Competing in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Motopark

Luis Leeds – Born 6/3/2000 in Melbourne, Australia
Competing in the 2016 MSA Formula with Arden