Horner doesn't think that Gasly will return: "Still need to see the best of Albon"

22-09-2020 14:52 | Updated: 22-09-2020 15:00
by GPblog.com
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Horner doesn't think that Gasly will return: Still need to see the best of Albon

For Red Bull Racing, the Grands Prix in Italy was dramatic. The team of Max Verstappen scored zero points in Monza and in Mugello only Alexander Albon managed to score points by riding to his first podium. For a long time there were doubts about Albon's place at Red Bull, but this podium seems to be another step in the right direction for the Thai.

That is what Christian Horner also sees. The Red Bull team boss has confidence in the young driver, which he often expresses. Albon replaced Pierre Gasly in mid-2019 and Gasly has been driving at AlphaTauri ever since. Horner already saw in that year that Albon was doing better than Gasly. “When Alex got in the car and scored more points than him in fewer races", Horner explains in a conversation with ESPN.

Gasly not to Red Bull

Gasly himself indicated in an earlier interview that he knew exactly why Red Bull was not doing it, but Horner has his questions about that. “I've got no idea what he's talking about. He had absolute equality of equipment to Max”. Horner now sees that the Frenchman is doing well at AlphaTauri, but he does not expect a new driver change within Red Bull.

Pierre had a very tough time in the car here last year, so I think it was the right decision to make. He has recovered in that environment, the car is easier to drive, that's inspired confidence and he's got his mojo back. I'm delighted to see that going so well and Alpha Tauri's aspirations as a team have changed from being a junior team to a sister team”. Horner therefore thinks that it is not smart to promote Gasly. “They are very happy with his performances, he's happy in that environment and I still don't believe we've seen the best of Alex yet”, the teamboss concludes.

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