Gasly has 'raised his game' ahead of Red Bull switch - Eddolls

  • 10 Nov 2018 14:03
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Toro Rosso's chief race engineer Johnathon Eddolls says that Pierre Gasly has raised his game in key areas ahead of his move to Red Bull next year. The energy drink-backed outfit confirmed in August that Gasly would be joining as Daniel Ricciardo's 2019 replacement.

The Frenchman has scored a majority of Toro Rosso's points this year and kicked off his scoring campaign with a fourth-place finish in Bahrain earlier this year. But Eddolls believes that Gasly has become even stronger since confirmation of the move to Red Bull.

“He was good already at the start of the year," he said. "As we know these Pirelli tyres are very difficult to understand in all of the conditions. Every race is different, every race presents a different challenge – graining, blistering, overheating. I think that’s one of the areas he’s worked on and developed the most.

“He’s still had a couple of races recently where it’s shown that we haven’t fully understood the tyres but the good thing with him is he’s happy to sit down after the race and go through everything – he’s massively keen to learn. The most recent races, he’s shown that in tyres management he has made big steps there.”

Eddolls added that Gasly has learned how to adapt to the changing grip conditions on the circuit at any given time: “Maybe at the start of the year, let’s say, it was a surprise to him how much the grip would come up through qualifying. It can be quite difficult to track that run to run. But that’s another area that he has improved a lot.”

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • Really? Because Brendon Hartley is actually closer to Pierre than ever. Even beating him a couple of times.

    • + 0
    • Nov 10 2018 - 15:02

Related news



AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

View more photos

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

View more photos


Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Who will win the 2019 Australian Grand Prix?


World Championship standings

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Renault
  • Points 718
  • Podiums 21
  • Grand Prix 82
  • Country Australia
  • Date of b. Jul 1 1989 (29)
  • Place of b. Perth, Australia
  • Weight 64 kg
  • Length 1.75 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar