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Gasly invests in Versailles football club

pierre gasly fc versailles

Pierre Gasly is venturing into soccer, not as a player, but as an investor in Football Club de Versailles 78, a club from the Paris suburb playing in the French Championnat National aka third division.

Gasly, who drives for the French Alpine F1 team, said: “I’m delighted to be joining FC Versailles because I’ve always wanted to get involved in professional football. This is the start of a wonderful story. Go Versailles!”

The Frenchman will join the club as a joint shareholder, alongside Alexandre Mulliez — the grandson of the founder of Auchan multinational retail group — and his partner Fabien Lazare. The club did not reveal the percentage of Gasly’s shareholding.

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Founded in 1989, FC Versailles is tenth in the Championnat National, the third division of French football and play their home games at 6,200 capacity Stade de Montbauron

Mulliez, who took over the financially stricken club last year, said of Gasly’s investment. “I am convinced that our collaboration will be fruitful. As a long-standing F1 fan, I know how lucky we are to have Pierre at our side to help us achieve all our goals.”

Gasly is in his seventh full season in Formula 1. After the first two race sit could also be his worst as the Alpine A524 is slow and overweight.

As a result, both Gasly and Esteban Ocon started the first race of the season on the last row of the grid and both were woeful in the race without much in terms of weaponry to make a fight of it. Ditto Saudi Arabia.

The 28-year-old will be hoping for goals for his FC Versailles team, while he watches own-goals being scored by an Alpine F1 team in disarray, and possibly the worst they have ever been in their illustrious history if you count Renault before the rebranding.