Pierre Gasly has until the summer break to up his game at Red Bull, as he is being viciously exposed by the younger man he shares a garage with.
Since stepping up from Toro Rosso to replace Daniel Ricciardo, the Frenchman has struggled alongside the on-form Max Verstappen in the sister car. In Austria, for instance, Verstappen won while Gasly was a lap down and seventh.
“That can be partly explained by the fact that we had a new front wing, which was a big step, but unfortunately we had only one left for the race and Max got it,” Red Bull driver manager Dr Helmut Marko told Auto Bild.
“Nevertheless, Gasly has to improve, especially when overtaking. He has to deliver by the summer break, but I’m sure we’ll get him there,” he added.
The stats after nine races paint a miserable picture for the Frenchman when compared to Verstappen in the sister car.
Most recently, on Red Bull’s home track Gasly crossed the finish line a lap behind his teammate and race winner, this even after Verstappen almost stalled on the grid and fell from second to eighth place at the start of the race.
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