Formula One :
Winner of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, Pierre Gasly signed a precocity record, erasing a certain Alain Prost from the shelves.
24 years that the Formula 1 tricolor awaited this. For 24 years and the success of Olivier Panis in Monaco in 1996, no French driver had indeed won any Grand Prix. Sunday, the famine of the Blues ended thanks to Pierre Gasly, who took advantage of the favorable racing conditions to win the GP of Italy.
Having become the 13th French driver to win in Formula 1, the Normand also offered himself a record of precocity. At 24 years and 7 months, the Alfa driver can boast of having become the youngest Frenchman in history to put his name on the list of Grand Prix. He erases from the shelves Alain Prost, who had won the first of his 51 victories at 26 years old.
An overall logical development. If Esteban Ocon was, at 19, the youngest French driver to race in F1, surpassing the 21 years of his childhood friend, Pierre Gasly had already been the youngest driver to climb on a podium, last year in Brazil.
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