Nov.18 (GMM) A podium in Brazil is “proof” that Pierre Gasly is a talented Formula 1 driver.
That is the view of Dr Helmut Marko, even though Red Bull’s notoriously harsh driver manager demoted the Frenchman earlier this season.
But Gasly has been strong since he returned from the senior team to Toro Rosso, and on Sunday he drove through the late crashes at Interlagos to finish second.
“Pierre showed his class here,” Marko told France’s Canal Plus.
“We know he has talent and today is good proof of that. Nobody saw it coming. It is a fantastic result.
“Everyone is happy for him and we will certainly celebrate,” he added.
Max Verstappen – Gasly’s former teammate – won the race for Red Bull Racing, making it the first Honda-powered 1-2 for decades.
“I always knew he was a very quick driver,” the Dutchman, referring to Gasly, said.
Verstappen will however continue to be paired with Alex Albon in 2020.
“I think this year in the beginning maybe didn’t work out the way it should for Pierre, but as you can see, I think he is very strong,” he added.
“He has regrouped at Toro Rosso and even before this race he has done a lot of good results. So this is an even bigger motivation,” Verstappen added.
Grand Prix Tours has once again orchestrated the perfect race weekend for the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix. Located just outside of the Belgian city of Spa is the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps home to the Belgian Grand Prix. Known as one of the most popular races on the Formula 1 calendar because of its scenic setting, racing heritage and famously challenging turns this race is a favorite of drivers and fans alike. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Belgian Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to beautiful northern Italy and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. With a racing lineage that dates back more than 95 years, unpredictable weather patterns and the ravenous Ferrari fans makes this race and post-race celebration a spectacle like no other in professional motorsports. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Italian Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to Singapore and the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the only true night race on the Formula 1 calendar. One of only 4 street circuits on the F1 calendar the beauty of the modern Formula 1 cars are on full display under the bright lights of the Marina Bay street circuit. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.
Get ready to bear witness to one of the most difficult tracks drivers will face all season, the Suzuka Circuit. Designed by Honda as a test track in 1962 the circuit is one of only a few tracks in the world to have a figure eight layout. The amazing enthusiasm of the local race fans is on par with that of any other fanatical nation which only adds to the already unique experience the Japanese Grand Prix provides. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.