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F1 | Pierre Gasly on his relationship with Marko: “I don’t always agree with him, but I appreciate and respect that he says what he thinks"

In a recent interview Pierre Gasly spoke about his relationship with the Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko. 

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F1 | Pierre Gasly on his relationship with Marko: “I don’t always agree with him, but I appreciate and respect that he says what he thinks"
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Pierre Gasly is definitely one of the most known names on the current F1 grid, especially because of the complicated relationship with Red Bull he has had in the past few years.

He began his F1 career full-time in Toro Rosso in 2018, was then moved to Red Bull Racing in 2019 to replace Daniel Ricciardo, but was demoted ahead of the Belgian GP and replaced by Alex Albon for the remaining of the season. From that time he stayed at Toro Rosso, now AlphaTauri, and grown into his position of the experienced driver leading the team.

Despite his tough times at Red Bull, over the course of the past few years Gasly definitely has shown his talent, and is now the driver leading the team while being partnered by the younger and less experienced driver Yuki Tsunoda. 

With his great performances recently, Helmut Marko, the advisor for Red Bull has recently hinted that Gasly might soon have a second chance to get into that Red Bull Racing seat. Marko, who has been overseeing the Red Bull development programme for over two decades, and became a special advisor when the team had its first steps in F1 back in 2005. The Austrian is definitely know around the paddock, as he’s been very straightforward with his words to say the least. 

In a recent interview with racingnews365.com, Gasly opened up about his relation he has with Marko. As he said: "I get on well with him.

"He's a very straightforward person, which is good, because there is no filter. It doesn't mean I always agree with what he says, but what I really appreciate and respect is that he always says his opinion and what he thinks.

"You don't waste any time talking with him, because you know exactly where you're going, and I really appreciate that.”

In that interview he also spoke about his relations with the AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost. About that, he said: “It has evolved a lot from when I started.

"I remember at Christmas in 2017, after my first five races [in F1], having a meeting with him in his office in Faenza, basically [for him] to tell me that I could not enjoy the off-season, that I had to be 24/7 thinking about F1!

"It was very, very deep conversation with him and I could see that he's very dedicated and committed, which I like.”

"After [that] we discovered and learned a bit more about each other, how I work, the freedom that I need - because I need my space, I need to be myself - and what he needs, what he requires.

"At the end of the day, we both have the same target. We both want to be right at the front and push every single member of the team forward.

"I think now we have a good vision and connection and I really enjoy working with him."

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