It is now confirmed that Pierre Gasly will join Max Verstappen at the F1 grid in the 2019 F1 season to race for Red Bull. Pierre Gasly has been announced as the replacement for Daniel Ricciardo who decided to make a shocking switch to Renault.
While it was being largely anticipated that Daniel Ricciardo will stay with Red Bull even beyond 2018 by signing a contract for an extension, he stunned everyone by making the move to Renault.
Pierre Gasly, the 22-year-old Frenchman who currently drives for Toro Rosso expressed shock at the news of his promotion to Red Bull. Gasly has large shoes of Daniel Ricciardo to fill as he prepares to race next to Max Verstappen in the 2019 F1 season.
Pierre Gasly and his views
Gasly also expressed his joy at the idea of racing alongside Max Verstappen. Gasly said that it will be really cool for him to race next to Verstappen as he gets along really well with Max Verstappen.
He further added that he has known Max Verstappen for a long time and hence the coordination between the two will be immense and this will help the team a lot.
Gasly said that when he was informed about his promotion, he had all sorts of emotions running through him and celebrated with his family and friends as soon as he heard about his promotion.
But the real question is, can Gasly live up to the massive challenge that Red Bull has thrown at him?