Pierre Gasly can’t bear that Red Bull Racing Without a doubt, Sergio Pérez’s contract has been extended for 2022. The Frenchman was taken out of Red Bull’s seat in 2019 and returned to AlphaTauri, where he has been performing excellently ever since. Gasly had hoped for another chance.
Then Daniel Ricciardo switched from Red Bull Racing to . in 2019 Renault, Gasly got the chance to take over his seat. He eagerly started his adventure with the Milton Keynes team, but soon found himself struggling with the pace of his teammate, Max Verstappen. In the summer of that same year, Red Bull decided to replace Gasly with Alexander Albon. Gasly was returned to AlphaTauri, Red Bull’s sister team. However, since his ‘relegation’, the Frenchman has been performing exceptionally well. This season he is already on 66 points and has already scored a podium. Gasly had therefore hoped that Red Bull would reconsider him for a seat in 2022. However, this did not happen.
Gasly is not rewarded for performance
He also knows all too well that Gasly has performed exceptionally at AlphaTauri this season. The 25-year-old driver from Rouen knows the statistics by heart. “With the results I get this year, I’m adding the best season of all drivers Red Bull and AlphaTauri, since the team started in Formula 1 fifteen years ago, and I’m not being rewarded for it,” Gasly snaps at the French team’s camera. Canal+, where he was in conversation with former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi.
Red Bull decisions not in their own hands
Gasly had hoped his performance would not have gone unnoticed at Red Bull Racing, but they decided to break open and extend Pérez’s contract. Gasly is disappointed by this, but says he has no further influence on this. “It is true that on the one hand that is a shame and a bit frustrating, but on the other hand it is also the way it is. I cannot control these kinds of things. Unfortunately, it is not up to me,” said the Frenchman. .