Pierre Gasly makes an ‘unfair’ remark after Red Bull pressured him to team up with Max Verstappen.
PIERRE GASLY’S ‘unfair’ remarks about Red Bull
For his recent performance at sister team AlphaTauri, Pierre Gasly believes he deserved more “recognition and reward” from Red Bull executives.
After being called up from the then-named junior team, Toro Rosso, ahead of the 2019 season, Gasly was left bitterly disappointed by his stint at Red Bull.
Things began to fall apart quickly for the Frenchman, who had a string of bad luck and poor results in the first half of the season.
But, midway through the 2019 season, he was demoted from the senior team and replaced by Alex Albon alongside Max Verstappen.
Gasly has gained confidence since then, with a podium finish in Brazil, a memorable race win at Monza, and a P3 finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as he tries to impress the top team.
But, as if that wasn’t enough, Sergio Perez’s contract was extended by Red Bull before the Belgian Grand Prix.
It was the first time in years that Red Bull ventured beyond its young driver program.
After being snubbed by Red Bull, Gasly insisted that he hasn’t been treated fairly and that he ‘deserves’ more.
“No,” he said when asked if he felt aggrieved by the situation by Auto Motor und Sport.
My desire to compete for World Championships is strong.
I’m competing in Formula One to be the best.
That encourages me to continue to improve.
“I’m not going to lie: putting together a season like that is difficult.”
Then there’s the disappointment of comparing myself to those who were given the chance to sit in a Red Bull seat.
Based on the numbers and results, I have outperformed everyone else on this team.
“However, at the end of the day, I don’t receive any recognition or reward for it.”
That’s a tough pill to swallow.
Of course, I’m disappointed.
Gasly came in ninth place in the Drivers’ Championship, which was won by Red Bull’s Verstappen, outscoring his teammate Yuki Tsunoda by 78 points.
There had been talk that Red Bull would reward the Frenchman for his accomplishments after he consistently finished in the top eight throughout the season.
Gasly was forced to stay in the junior category for another season after Perez signed a new contract.
“I know what I want to achieve in this sport,” he added.
I’d like to compete at the highest level possible.
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