The Canadian driver put in a great performance at his home race which included keeping the faster Red Bull behind him for long enough that it ruined Gasly's race according to the Red Bull boss.
“With Pierre we tried to get the undercut on Daniel during the pit stop, we nearly made it, but he unfortunately got stuck behind Stroll which pretty much ended his race, allowing Hülkenberg to sneak ahead,” Horner explained.
“Fifth and eighth were not the results we were looking for but heads down and the focus is on Paul Ricard.”
Gasly himself admitted he was hoping for a stronger performance next time out at his home race in France.
"We need to analyse everything and see what we can improve but I also need to work hard before the next race. I hope we can find more pace and come back stronger for my home race.”