After only half a season with Red Bull before returning to Toro Rosso, Pierre Gasly said he regretted the way his adventure with his former team had ended.
Following a succession of poor race results, Red Bull made the decision to part ways with Pierre Gasly during the summer break in 2019 and promote Alexander Albon.
The Thai driver at first proved to be a winning bet as he has put in some interesting performances as the team’s second driver behind Max Verstappen, but the jury is still out on Albon in 2020.
For his part, Pierre Gasly was then demoted to Toro Rosso, a team in which he achieved a podium finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix last November. And while he continued his upward trajectory by making a good start to the 2020 season, the French driver was sorry to leave Red Bull, as Gasly felt that he and his former team had missed out on a great collaboration.
“We could have achieved great things together”.
“Red Bull’s known me for years, of course. They put me in all the classes before F1. Formula Renault 3.5, Formula 2, Super Formula… and I’ve been competitive everywhere.
“I don’t doubt myself. I know I’m fast. In any car, if I’ve got the right equipment in my hands. Red Bull chose me as Daniel Ricciardo’s successor for a reason.
“They know my speed and my potential. I know the reasons why it only took six months at Red Bull.
“I can’t elaborate too much because a lot of things are confidential. I show that I feel good and I perform well. But I think that the break with Red Bull could have been avoided.
“We could have achieved great things together,” concludes the Frenchman.