Aston Martin and Alpine Secure Top Drivers for 2025 WEC Season

    As the motorsport world gears up for the exciting 2025 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, two major announcements have solidified the driver lineups of prominent teams. Aston Martin Aramco F1 Team has retained the services of Lance Stroll, while BWT Alpine F1 Team has extended its contract with Pierre Gasly.

    Gasly, who made his debut with Alpine at the start of the 2023 season, has impressed with his strong performances over the past 18 months. The Frenchman has amassed an impressive tally of 67 points, showcasing his ability to extract the maximum from the car despite its challenging performance. Gasly’s podium finishes in the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix Sprint and 2023 Dutch Grand Prix further solidified his status as a rising star in the WEC.

    “I feel very much at home at this great team. I enjoy being a real part of both the Formula 1 project and the wider Alpine Cars vision,” said Gasly. “I’ve been officially here for over 18 months, and it has always been the plan to build a long-term project with the team. While on-track it’s been a challenging season so far, I remain faithful to the project and I am not going anywhere.”

    Alpine team principal Bruno Famin expressed his delight at the contract extension, stating, “The extension of Pierre’s contract with the team is very pleasing. He is a driver with huge experience in Formula 1 and continues to show huge amounts of potential on-track. For Alpine as a brand, he is a great ambassador, and we therefore look forward to continuing our collaboration.”

    Across the grid, Aston Martin Aramco F1 Team has also secured the services of Lance Stroll for the 2025 WEC season and beyond. Stroll, who made his Formula 1 debut with Williams Racing in 2017, has been an integral part of the Aston Martin project since its inception in 2021.

    “I’m super happy to have committed to staying with the team for 2025 and beyond,” said Stroll. “It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last five years; we’ve grown so much as a team, and there’s still so much more to look forward to.”

    Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack praised Stroll’s contributions, stating, “He has played a key role in building this team, and his technical feedback, alongside his committed simulator work, has helped contribute to the continuous development of the car each season. The consistency and stability of both Lance and Fernando [Alonso] remaining with our team is a great platform to continue to realise our ambitions.”

    These announcements provide valuable stability to the WEC 2024 and WEC 2023 driver lineups, setting the stage for an intense and thrilling WEC calendar.

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