Gasly ‘too weak when fighting’ – Marko

Jul.31 (GMM) Pierre Gasly is still under the microscope at Red Bull.

Early season struggles for the Frenchman triggered rumours he could be ousted within his first season with the premier energy drink owned team.

But then he bounced back with a strong showing at Silverstone — before crashing twice at Hockenheim.

“In (German GP) qualifying he showed a strong reaction to his accident,” Red Bull’s driver manager Dr Helmut Marko told Auto Motor und Sport.

“His pace in the race wasn’t bad, but Gasly is just too weak when fighting and overtaking,” Marko added. “The crash with Albon was completely unnecessary.”

If Red Bull does oust Gasly for 2020, the overwhelming favourites to replace him are Toro Rosso drivers Alex Albon or Daniil Kvyat.

“Kvyat is a gifted racer, and Albon has again shown his fighting qualities,” Marko said. “That’s a good prospect for the future.”

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