Pierre Gasly has led the GP2 during a large part of the year and, in the absence of the last event in Abu Dhabi, is second overall on seven points of his team mate Antonio Giovinazzi. The French rider was Runner-up in the Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014, a season in which he also participated in six races of the GP2 Series. Since then, he has competed in this category and only this year has a choice of title.
Perhaps that is the reason that has led Red Bull to keep up to Daniil Kvyat for one more year at Toro Rosso by not relying enough on Pierre Gasly. But, in any case, the French rider claims to be surprised and do not understand the decision. “of course, I was surprised. Things went very quickly and, suddenly, they had signed to Daniil (Kvyat). I was a bit surprised and I do not understand the reason. But it is what it is. We know that Red Bull sometimes everything can go very fast. We already saw it with the decisions taken the previous two years. Now it’s done, so I have to move forward”, stated Gasly Motorsport.
Gasly says that Red Bull has not given explanations and that, now, it only remains to do everything possible to fulfill his dream of getting to Formula 1. “I Really did not explained. And that’s why I don’t understand. I simply said that he had reasons for doing what they did, and to keep you (Daniil Kvyat) in the computer. That was all, I don’t know much more. I talked a lot with Helmut (Marko) in the last two days and we will see what is the best…he knows what my wish is, you know that I want to be in Formula 1 and that is really my goal, so I need to see the options and decide what is best to achieve this”.
One of the reasons that Gasly makes a claim to be surprised is that Red Bull has not waited for the end of the championship of GP2, in which you can become champion. “It’s a pity that not wait to the end of the championship to see if I carried the title. It has been a positive season, with plenty of success so far. of course it was not as good as I wanted to -I always want to do better-but I think it has been pretty good and if I take the title, it will be a great achievement”.
Horner confirms that Gasly will remain in Red Bull
Christian Horner has wanted to support Gasly, confirming that it will continue to be part of Red Bull and that, in addition to their common task in the simulator, will participate in the test. “Will continue to be part of our team. Obviously your priority is to try to win the championship of GP2. And I insist, it is very valuable. Is doing a good job for us. Did the test tire last week and that is a test of how much we value you. , We are fortunate to have a lot of talent around us. Will be on the test with Red Bull and will be the reserve driver providing a lot of work in the simulator“.