Gasly won’t spill beans on Red Bull demotion

Michelle Foster
Pierre Gasly's fantasy F1 race.

Pierre Gasly's fantasy F1 race.

Pierre Gasly may have been demoted after being told his seat is safe, but the AlphaTauri driver says he’s not going to spill the details to the media.

Last year Gasly was promoted to a Red Bull race seat with team boss Christian Horner admitting at the time that it was a year earlier than they had wanted.

The team’s hand had been forced by Daniel Ricciardo’s departure.

From the get-go Gasly struggled with his results well below team-mate Max Verstappen’s.

Red Bull, though, continued to publicly back the Frenchman only to drop him via an early morning phone call.

He returned to Toro Rosso, scoring in five of his nine races including a runner-up at result at the Brazilian GP.

Months later Gasly says he has no hard feelings towards Red Bull.

“I know what I’ve got to do and always try to step up my game and look at areas I can improve,” he told Racer.

“That’s the only thing I tried to do when I was in Red Bull, and I didn’t change my approach when I was in Toro Rosso.

“There are different reasons which explain why it worked there and we had a good end of the year. Some of the reasons have been said, some haven’t, but unfortunately people have their own judgements and I accept it.

“I’m a Red Bull-contracted driver, and it’s also thanks to them they brought me into Formula 1.

“What happened in those six months doesn’t change the relationship and what they’ve done for me.

“There were problems, there were struggles, there were things that could have been fixed, and if we had to do this story again a lot of things would be different.”

But don’t expect Gasly to spill the beans on what went on during his time at Red Bull.

“We’ve spoken about the things that didn’t go well, but then it’s not up to me to come into the media and say ‘This wasn’t right and this was wrong’,” he added.

“It’s not the right thing to do, and that’s why I don’t do it.

“Of course then you need to deal with the negative thoughts and negative energy sometimes, but there are a lot of people that are bringing positive energy and positive vibes, and that’s the people I’m focusing on and that are supporting.”

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