Monza (dpa) – After his sensational Formula 1 victory at Monza, Pierre Gasly cannot hope to return to the Red Bull racing team.
“That’s not a consideration at the moment,” said Red Bull motorsports advisor Helmut Marko of the promotion of the French from sister team Alpha Tauri. “Gasly is one of the Red Bull drivers, he is currently with Alpha Tauri, doing a great job there. But we also need a team leader there,” explained the Austrian after winning the 24-year-old Grand Prix on Sunday. Monza.
Gasly comes from the Red Bull offspring. In the autumn of 2017 he replaced the Russian Daniil Kwjat at Toro Rosso, which is now called Alpha Tauri, and was even promoted to the stronger sister team Red Bull for the 2019 season. After disappointing results, he was exchanged for Alex Albon in the summer of 2019 and had to return to the smaller race team.
“I think I’m ready,” Gasly said after his first Formula 1 victory when asked if he would dare to return to the stronger Red Bull team in 2021. “But it’s not up to me to decide.” Gasly is the first French Grand Prix winner since Olivier Panis in Monaco in 1996.
Red Bull will again compete with Max Verstappen in 2021, the question is whether his teammate Albon will continue to work. Gasly drives to Alpha Tauri on the Kvjat side.