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Gasly won't waste time over 'bulls**t' rumours

  • Published on 07 Jun 2019 09:52
  • comments 5
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pierre Gasly insists that he won't waste time worrying about his Red Bull future amid rumours that he may be replaced.

Some outlets reported after Monaco that Renault's Nico Hulkenberg was in line to replace the Frenchman at Red Bull, as Gasly has struggled to keep up with teammate Max Verstappen so far in 2019.

MOREVerstappen: Red Bull getting stronger at every race

While Gasly struggled massively in the early races, he has made improvements in recent races, stretching away from the midfield but not getting close enough to fight with Mercedes and Ferrari.

Gasly confirmed that he spoke with Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko after Monaco to clarify the situation, and in Canada, he brushed off the speculations.

"Honestly I don't want to waste any time with this kind of bullshit," said Gasly on Thursday. "I have more important things to take care of, like my job, my family, my friends.

"For me, bullshit like this is just bad journalism. I don't want to comment any more about this."

Hulkenberg was also questioned on the matter, stating that the situation was made up and no such talks are in place between himself and Red Bull. However, he joked that the rumours "felt great for my ego".

Gasly confident he's making improvements

Gasly admits that he is still far from what he knows he can do as a driver at Red Bull, but believes that he is making positive strides race after race.

"I think it's improving, otherwise I would not do the performance we've done in Monaco," said Gasly. "We finished within 10 seconds of the leader, starting eighth.

"I still feel I'm far from getting the full potential of myself at the moment. There are still things I'm not feeling fully comfortable with. But from race to race I can see and I can feel things are getting better."

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  • Yes, but he needs to improve as it is. Not good enough at the moment

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    • Jun 7 2019 - 11:18
  • Would absolutely love to see Hulkenberg in a competitive car. I’d love to see him on the podium as well.

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    • Jun 7 2019 - 14:31
    • It's written in the stones to never happen

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      • Jun 7 2019 - 15:47
  • cricho

    Posts: 80

    I think he is a very over rated driver. Time will tell his real place on the grid. Lots of talented drivers out there. Being on the redbull jr program doesn't garantee you'll be a GP winner.

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    • Jun 11 2019 - 16:05
  • cricho

    Posts: 80

    Ricciardo and Sainz will grab many of his points....

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    • Jun 11 2019 - 16:13

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