Red Bull give Pierre Gasly until the summer to prove his worth

05-07-2019 12:01
by Louis Shaw
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Red Bull give Pierre Gasly until the summer to prove his worth

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has given Pierre Gasly until the summer break to improve or he may find himself out of the team. Gasly has been beaten by his teammate at every Grand Prix so far this season and is significantly slower than Max Verstappen. Red Bull have said that they will give the Frenchman time to improve but it seems that their patience is starting to run thin.  

Gasly is in his second Formula 1 season and after an impressive year at Toro Rosso in 2018 many expected him to be right on the pace at Red Bull. However, Gasly is often found battling with the midfield teams instead of fighting Ferrari and Mercedes like his teammate does. 

Marko explained why there was such a difference between the two Red Bull drivers a the Austrian Grand Prix.  

"That can be partly explained by the fact that we had a new front wing, which was a big step, but unfortunately we had only one left for the race and Max got it," Marko said to Autobild.de.

However, improvements need to be made if Gasly is to hold onto his seat. 

"Nevertheless, Gasly has to improve, especially when overtaking. He has to deliver by the summer break, but I'm sure we'll get him there," he added.

Red Bull have given Gasly a lot of support and time but he will need to start performing if he is to stay at the team in the future. 

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