Formula 1
Formula 1
R
Emilia Romagna GP
18 Apr
Race in
41 days
R
Portuguese GP
02 May
Race in
55 days
09 May
Next event in
58 days
23 May
Race in
76 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
06 Jun
Race in
90 days
13 Jun
Race in
97 days
27 Jun
Race in
111 days
04 Jul
Next event in
114 days
18 Jul
Race in
132 days
R
Hungarian GP
01 Aug
Race in
146 days
29 Aug
Race in
174 days
05 Sep
Race in
181 days
12 Sep
Race in
188 days
26 Sep
Race in
202 days
R
Singapore GP
03 Oct
Next event in
205 days
10 Oct
Race in
216 days
R
United States GP
24 Oct
Race in
230 days
31 Oct
Race in
237 days
R
Australian GP
21 Nov
Race in
258 days
R
Saudi Arabia GP
05 Dec
Race in
272 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
12 Dec
Race in
279 days

Red Bull: Gasly needs "discipline" for 2019 step

Red Bull will need to instil a bit of "discipline" into Pierre Gasly for his 2019 Formula 1 promotion, according to Helmut Marko.

Red Bull: Gasly needs "discipline" for 2019 step

Gasly will step up to the Red Bull senior team after one full season with its junior outfit Toro Rosso, having been picked to replace Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo.

The 22-year-old had to wait to earn Red Bull's faith in F1 after being placed in Super Formula for 2017 following his 2016 GP2 Series title success, but has now been fast-tracked to partner Max Verstappen in 2019.

Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Marko told Motorsport.com that Gasly will be under scrutiny because "that's what F1 is like".

"In football if you're not performing, you're sitting on the bench," Marko warned. "Gasly has shown speed, but of course we have to [install] discipline a little bit.

"But also, the support from the team is a different one. We're confident that he can do it."

Read Also:

Gasly makes the step to the senior team with marginally more experience than most of his predecessors.

The Frenchman has started 26 grands prix with Toro Rosso, more than Sebastian Vettel (25 plus one with Sauber), Max Verstappen (23) and Daniil Kvyat (19) when they made the same move.

He earned a best finish of fourth in 2018, giving Toro Rosso's engine supplier Honda the strongest result since it returned to F1 grid four seasons ago with McLaren.

While Gasly is aware there are things he can improve for next season, he is satisfied with his efforts in a rookie campaign he marks as an "8.5" out of 10.

"In my first complete season my main target was to make the best out of the package I had," Gasly told Motorsport.com.

"I knew there would be two, three, four opportunities in the season to score big points.

"All the opportunities that came to us in Bahrain [fourth], Monaco [seventh], Budapest [sixth], I would say they were the main three ones where we managed to do the right thing.

"In Bahrain I had to deliver a good qualifying at the right time to have the free air in the race and that's what I managed to do.

"In Monaco, to make it into the Q3, to get a better starting grid position, that's what we did.

"In the wet in Budapest in qualy as well, I managed to make it to Q3 and have a good starting position.

"They were the races where we had a bit more performance compared to others and we managed to make it happen when it mattered."

 

Additional reporting by Adam Cooper and Oleg Karpov

shares
comments
The highs and lows of F1 2018's top drivers

Previous article

The highs and lows of F1 2018's top drivers

Next article

What Leclerc’s Spa crash findings mean for the future of halo

What Leclerc’s Spa crash findings mean for the future of halo
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Pierre Gasly
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Scott Mitchell
The defining traits that set F1’s best apart Prime

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart

What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? Andrew Benson takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel and attitude that sets only a select few apart from the rest.

The updates Williams hopes will lead to a point-scoring return Prime

The updates Williams hopes will lead to a point-scoring return

After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021

Formula 1
Mar 5, 2021
How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare Prime

How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare

The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top

Formula 1
Mar 4, 2021
Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery Prime

Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery

In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.

Formula 1
Mar 3, 2021
The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with Prime

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with

The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations

Formula 1
Mar 3, 2021
The tricky driver conundrums facing Mercedes in F1 2021 Prime

The tricky driver conundrums facing Mercedes in F1 2021

Ahead of the new Formula 1 season, reigning world champions Mercedes will take on challenges both old and new. This also can be said for its driver conundrum which could become key to sustaining its ongoing success...

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front Prime

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front

A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021...

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown? Prime

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown?

Replacing Formula 1's fastest car was never going to be an easy feat for Mercedes. Amid the technical rule tweaks to peg back the W12 and its 2021 rivals, the new Mercedes challenger will remain the target to beat

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021