Gasly surprised by Red Bull's choice: 'Vettel did get a promotion'

30-10-2020 14:09 | Updated: 30-10-2020 14:54
by GPblog.com
F1 News
Gasly surprised by Red Bull's choice: 'Vettel did get a promotion'

AlphaTauri announced this week that Pierre Gasly will also be competing for the team in Formula 1 in 2021. Gasly is happy with his new contract, but is also surprised that he is not allowed to go to Red Bull Racing.

Gasly is already in its third full season of Formula 1. He drove 2.5 of them at Toro Rosso/AlphaTauri and half a year at Red Bull. That half year wasn't a success, but after his relegation Gasly has made big strides. He's surprised that he won't get another chance at Red Bull.

No conversation with Red Bull

''I am very happy to continue with Alpha Tauri, it has been a successful year. I am looking forward to next year, hopefully I can perform even better. Red Bull didn't give me an explanation. It was clear that I would stay with Alpha Tauri. I'm happy with Alpha Tauri and they are happy with me,'' says the Frenchman, who says he didn't hear anything from Red Bull.

''Not really, but it was already clear to me that I would continue with Alpha Tauri. I like working with them, they like working with me. That is the situation. I think it's fine, I'm still committed to Alpha Tauri'', says Albon according to Formule1.nl.

Gasly is surprised

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are said to be the main candidates to succeed Alexander Albon at Red Bull Racing. Red Bull probably wants a more experienced driver, who can make sure that the performance in the car next to Max Verstappen is constant. Gasly is surprised that he doesn't get that chance.

''I'm not disappointed, but I am surprised. Twelve years ago Sebastian Vettel won in a Toro Rosso and was promoted immediately. Now I win a race and they don't even consider me. However, I am happy to stay at AlphaTauri'', concludes the winner of the Italian Grand Prix.

Check out the latest news

You will be logged out and redirected to the homepage