AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly has said that his future for next year will be sorted in the coming weeks, following on from comments not so long ago where he said he feels as though he could match Sergio Perez's performances at Red Bull this season. F1 is a ruthless business at times and Gasly knows that better than most, given the fact he was removed mid-season back to Toro Rosso by Red Bull to be replaced by Alex Albon in 2019.
Pierre Gasly was left frustrated after what he called his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team’s “worst performance” of 2021 in the Silverstone sprint event on Saturday. Gasly qualified 12th and finished in the same position, although he later gained one place on the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix after George Russell was penalised.
Pierre Gasly says he has had a “really positive” talk with Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko about his future with the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team. Red Bull Racing is expected to confirm Sergio Perez for next year, so there is no opening at the senior outfit for Gasly to return.
Dr Helmut Marko has hinted there will be "no surprises" when Red Bull announces the driver lineups across its two Formula 1 teams for next year. Amid reports Sergio Perez is set to be retained at least for 2022, Marko admitted that Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly has recently impressed - but he stopped short of saying it is enough to justify his return to the top team.
Helmut Marko believes that a “changed” Pierre Gasly would now not perform how he did at Red Bull in 2019 as he continues to lead AlphaTauri’s Formula 1 efforts. Gasly made his F1 debut with Red Bull’s junior team, Toro Rosso, back in 2017 before being promoted to its senior squad as Daniel Ricciardo’s replacement for 2019.
Sergio Perez looks set to stay at Red Bull in 2022. According to Spain's Marca sports newspaper, any claims that Pierre Gasly might be re-promoted to the senior team were wide of the mark. "The only question now is whether the agreement (with Perez) will be for one year, as the team wants, or more, as is the desire of the driver," claims respected correspondent Marco Canseco.
Red Bull should consider snapping up Mick Schumacher, according to former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Earlier in July, 90-year-old Ecclestone backed rumours that the 22-year-old F1 rookie and son of Michael Schumacher might be set to move from Haas to Alfa Romeo for 2022. "I would have wished that he would go to Alfa Romeo right from the start," he was quoted as saying.
A return to Red Bull for Pierre Gasly next year cannot be ruled out. That is the view of Alpha Tauri boss Franz Tost, even though his own boss - Red Bull top official Dr Helmut Marko - seems more inclined to keep Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen's teammate.
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen dominated the third and final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The Red Bull driver finished well clear of Mercedes pair Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in warm and sunny weather, when cloudy conditions had been anticipated.
Max Verstappen led the two Ferrari drivers in first practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, with Lewis Hamilton seventh for Mercedes. The first one-hour practice session got underway in overcast conditions, with all the cars heading out in the opening minutes – the majority immediately running the prototype tyre compound Pirelli has brought to be tested this weekend, which features a stiffer rear sidewall.
Pierre Gasly was surprised that Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was not investigated for triggering their collision on the opening lap of last weekend’s Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix. Leclerc broke his front wing on Gasly’s left-rear tyre as he moved towards his AlphaTauri rival during a fight for position out of the opening corner of the Red Bull Ring race.
AlphaTauri technical director Jody Egginton has explained making the team's 2021 Formula 1 car "less lazy" in low-speed corners has been key in overcoming its early season wobble. Pierre Gasly has been one of the standout performers of the 2021 F1 season, qualifying in the top six on six occasions and only missing the Q3 shootout once.
George Russell may have been feeling “hurt” after his heartbreaking retirement in Styria, but there are plenty of reasons for the Williams Formula 1 driver to remain upbeat. Russell produced a stunning display in qualifying on Saturday to finish 11th, coming within eight-thousandths of a second of a Q3 berth, but he moved into the top 10 anyway thanks to Yuki Tsunoda’s grid penalty.
Pierre Gasly was left furious on his radio as his Styrian Grand Prix ended in disaster after a fantastic qualifying campaign for the talented Frenchman on Saturday Pierre Gasly embarked on a furious rant as his Styrian Grand Prix ended in disaster after he was one of the stars of qualifying.
Max Verstappen recorded a lights-to-flag victory at the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon with his Red Bull car having too much pace for title rival Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes who finished in second. First lap drama hit Pierre Gasly as Charles Leclerc tapped him and handed him a puncture, something that would cause suspension damage and force him out of the race.
Lewis Hamilton says jumping ahead of several cars preparing for their final laps in Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix qualifying “definitely” backfired and left him “no hope” of improving. The Mercedes driver, who ran an offset run plan in the final part of qualifying by taking three runs compared to the two most of the rest of the top 10 completed, left the pits as the last runner to start an out lap ahead of the final fliers at the Red Bull Ring.
June 26 (Reuters) - Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest for Mercedes in final practice for the Styrian Grand Prix in Austria on Saturday, with Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen second. Hamilton posted a best lap of one minute 04.369 seconds around Spielberg's scenic Red Bull Ring, 0.204 quicker than Verstappen.
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World Championship leader Max Verstappen dominated the opening day of Styrian Grand Prix practice at the Red Bull Ring on Friday, the eighth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season. The Friday practice sessions have each been cut to one hour in 2021, instead of the usual 90 minutes each.
Styrian GP: Max Verstappen starts fastest at Red Bull Ring with Lewis Hamilton third in Practice One
Red Bull and Max Verstappen make a strong start to the team's home race with quickest time in practice one; Sister team also show competitive early pace, with AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly ahead of third-quickest Lewis Hamilton F1 championship leader Max Verstappen started his Styrian GP weekend on the right foot by setting the pace in opening practice at the Red Bull Ring.