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Transition to Toro Rosso harder than Red Bull - Gasly

  • Published on 30 Aug 2019 19:02
  • comments 6
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pierre Gasly says his transition back to Toro Rosso has been more difficult than when he joined Red Bull due to the differences between the cars.

Gasly lost his seat at the front-running team during the summer break after a difficult first half of the season, which saw him fail to consistently challenge inside the top six.

The Frenchman was demoted back to Toro Rosso while Alexander Albon made the move to Red Bull, where he made his debut on Friday.

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Gasly says returning to a less competitive car takes more getting used to than progressing into a car with more potential. 

"This way is a bit harder," Gasly admitted. "To go from a car that has more potential with which you can attack a bit more to something which has less grip. 

"But it's my job to extract the maximum from it. Today, considering I didn't have the Spec 4 [engine] in the car, I was running a lower spec, I was happy with what I managed.

"But for sure we need to find more pace because at the moment we are not so competitive, also with Daniil."

Gasly says that he was "partly responsible" for his lack of pace at Red Bull, but has reviewed things that he thinks will help him improve as a driver. 

"There were a lot of things that I've reviewed, made a list of things that were positive, all the things that were negative.

"Over the first six months, I was partly responsible for the lack of performance, and I think as much, we were all responsible for the lack of performance.

"But for sure, there were things that I could have done better. That's what I need to focus on to improve as a driver."

siggy74

Posts: 194

ROFL, easy to go to redbull with a car you can attack in ;p and score crap results to going to a slower car to score the same crap results....mmm

Another one with ideas of better than really is ;p

Come on Marko, promote the poor guy to chief jester
Albion

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  • Aug 31 2019 - 00:03

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  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    Somehow, I don't like his attitude.

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    • Aug 30 2019 - 20:29
    • That's because he is a pillock. Skills aside, the kid is an absolute prick.

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      • Aug 30 2019 - 20:34
    • Kean

      Posts: 692

      @AJ, is it the "now we can fight" remark, aimed at Alonso?

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      • Aug 30 2019 - 20:55
    • Agreed AJ, he learned all the wrong lessons from this affair.

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      • Aug 30 2019 - 22:02
  • siggy74

    Posts: 194

    ROFL, easy to go to redbull with a car you can attack in ;p and score crap results to going to a slower car to score the same crap results....mmm

    Another one with ideas of better than really is ;p

    Come on Marko, promote the poor guy to chief jester
    Albion

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    • Aug 31 2019 - 00:03
    • I found the section about attacking a bit rich. XD

      • + 0
      • Aug 31 2019 - 13:27

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