Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly had a pretty disappointing French Grand Prix of 2019. This, make no mistake, was his home Grand Prix, the first of his Red Bull career. But the Frenchman, who began his Le Castellet challenge with a lowly P9, compared to the fourth-place start for his teammate Max Verstappen, ended with a tenth.
And that said, at the end of the day, a P10 isn’t what was expected of the earnest youngster, or was it?
That said, the aftermath of the 2019 French Grand Prix didn’t exactly bring any great news for the French driver, formerly with Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Apparently, where the current news in the tectonic world of F1 stands, then the team principal at Red Bull, Christian Horner isn’t exactly pleased with Pierre Gasly’s performance at Circuit Paul Ricard, a venue where Gasly entered his home race.
And truth be told, then the Le Castellet’s 53-lap contest wasn’t an enthralling day anyways for Red Bull as a whole. While daring Dutch driver Verstappen could only manage a P4 in the end, albeit being ahead of Ferrari’s Vettel, that Pierre Gasly could manage no better than the final place in points didn’t exactly go down well with his team.
Through the race, it wasn’t that hard to spot that Pierre Gasly didn’t have much support from the softer compounds that veered off quite early, that had helped him initially to get ahead of a strong midfield contender in the form of Daniel Ricciardo of Renault.
That said, here is what Christian Horner made of the young French driver’s 2019 attempt at Circuit Paul Ricard:
“He did a good job in the first stint on the red tyre and then we got him track position,” Christian Horner happened to tell Sky Sports of Gasly’s race.
“[It was] a fantastic stop by the boys, the fastest of the afternoon, I had it at 1.9 [seconds] stationery.