The number one unwritten rule of a racing driver is to beat your teammate, next year Pierre Gasly intends beating Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen but has no desire to “destroy” the driver he will share a garage with, in 2019.
Asked by Ziggo Sport host Olav Mol asked Gasly if he wanted to destroy Verstappen, the Frenchman replied, “Certainly not, I do not wish to destroy him but we are both racing drivers and of course I am going to Red Bull to be the best. I want to be the best Formula 1 driver and that is also what Max wants.”
If 22-year-old Gasly has any advantage moving from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, it is that he has experience with the Honda power unit while Verstappen has only driven Renault powered cars since he departed Toro Rosso.
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Gasly has no doubt that the Japanese auto giant has the commitment and resources to do the business, “They are doing their utmost, everything they can to make it a success.”
“We have to give them some time, but they want to win victories next year, and I hope we will be able to compete for the victories from the start.”
“Honda has everything to make it a success, but they still need to find more power,” conceded Gasly.