Formula 1 star wants an explanation from Helmut Marko after suffering brutal dismissal

Formula 1 star wants an explanation from Helmut Marko after suffering brutal dismissal

Alpine driver Pierre Gasly hopes to one day discuss his demotion at Red Bull with Helmut Marko after admitting they have not spoken about it since it happened.

The Frenchman took over the role of Max Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull following Daniel Ricciardo’s departure to Renault in 2019.

Trying to keep up with his teammate’s pace, Gasly was quickly removed from the Red Bull seat and sent back to Red Bull’s sister team, Toro Rosso, with Alex Albon stepping in to take his place.

Despite the surprise of the decision so early in his Formula 1 career, Gasly has now come to terms with the call made by the Red Bull hierarchy, but said it would be great to pick Marko’s opinion on the matter.

“I hope one day we will have the opportunity (to discuss it). But I know, deep down, that they are smart people,” Gasly said when asked on Beyond the Grid if he had discussed the demotion with Marko.

“It was like that, and it wasn’t really fair. But that’s the sport and I’ve also learned that the sport isn’t always fair.”

“I truly closed the chapter when I left AlphaTauri and opened a completely new story with Alpine. I believe I have reached a level of experience, skills and mental alertness at the moment, which thanks to my past experiences allows me to be better today than I was yesterday.

Pierre Gasly has admitted he would like the chance to talk to Helmut Marko about his demotion
Pierre Gasly was demoted by Red Bull in 2019

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Red Bull Cruelty

Red Bull has developed a reputation for being harsh towards drivers, with Albon also replaced by Sergio Perez in 2020.

Perez’s future has also recently become a prominent topic in the Formula One circuit, especially as he struggles to match the performance of his colleague, three-time world champion, Verstappen.

Gasly can handle the pressure but despite the challenges associated with being part of the Red Bull team, the Rouen-born racer looks back on his time with the team very fondly.

Pierre Gasly has moved to the Alps after nine years in the Red Bull camp

“At the end of the day, when I look at Red Bull, it’s been nine and a half years of pure joy,” Gasly added. “Amazing results and fighting for championships.

“There was a lot of pressure, but I like the pressure. It’s been a rollercoaster ride from podium finish to promotion to the best team in Formula 1.

“It was very unfortunate that year that his car wasn’t working well. It was unlucky timing, and things didn’t go the best way. It definitely made me better as a driver and also as a person.

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