Despite a tumultuous exit, Red Bull is being urged to reconsider pairing Pierre Gasly with Max Verstappen.
After a successful 2021 campaign, the CEO of ALPHA TAURI lauds Pierre Gasly.
With a message to their sister team Red Bull, AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost praised Pierre Gasly after he made a huge impact at the team during the 2021 season.
After being called up from junior team Toro Rosso ahead of the 2019 season, the Frenchman has had a bumpy start in Formula One.
But, midway through the 2019 season, he was demoted from the senior squad, leaving him with a sour taste in his mouth.
But, determined to succeed in Formula One, Gasly continued to push for success at Alpha Tauri, with a podium finish in Brazil, a race win at Monza, and a third-place finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he looked to showcase his talent to the top team.
Red Bull has no intention of replacing current world champion Max Verstappen, but his seat has been a revolving door.
There appears to be no reason to change the lineup with Sergio Perez in the driver’s seat, but Gasly’s boss Tost says his standout performances have really elevated him as a driver at only 25 years old.
Tost told GPFans that “he has fantastic potential.”
“What’s important is that I still believe he can improve, because that’s what matters when you’re at this level.”
He will be there 100 percent next year if we give him a competitive car.
“From driving, he now has experience with how to set up the car, manage the tyres, read the race, which is critical, he is on the radio, and the questions he is asking, and he took another big step forward this year, a real big step forward.”
“He’ll be there again [in 2022]if our car works.”
Gasly was fired from Red Bull ahead of the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix, with Alex Albon taking his place in the team’s driver standings, where he currently sits in sixth place with 63 points.
However, Gasly acknowledged that his time with the team was not without its challenges.
“With Red Bull, I began the 2019 season.
I’d made it to Formula One with Toro Rosso in 2017, but Red Bull was my first chance to drive for a top team and show the world what I was capable of.
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