Pierre Gasly is very much under the microscope at Red Bull after a torrid German Grand Prix weekend in which he crashed and was not only humbled again by his teammate Max Verstappen and also the Toro Rosso duo.
Early season struggles for the Frenchman triggered speculation he could be ousted within his first season with the energy drink owned ‘senior’ team.
But then he bounced back with a strong showing at Silverstone before crashing twice at Hockenheim before race day and then was outshone on every front by the other trio of Red Bull backed drivers.
Red Bull’s driver manager Helmut Marko told Auto Motor und Sport, “In qualifying, he showed a strong reaction to his accident. His pace in the race wasn’t bad, but Gasly is just too weak when fighting and overtaking. The crash with Albon was completely unnecessary.”
If Red Bull does oust Gasly for 2020, the overwhelming favourites to replace him are Toro Rosso drivers Alex Albon or Daniil Kvyat, “Kvyat is a gifted racer, and Albon has again shown his fighting qualities. That’s a good prospect for the future.”
Big Question: Is Pierre the next Stoffel?