Gasly’s deadline to save Red Bull career

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko insists the team do not have plans to replace Pierre Gasly, but has outlined a timeframe for the Frenchman to up his performances.

However, Marko says no such plans exist.

“Pierre works very hard within the team and that is why he is much more often in the simulator,” he said

“We also have no plans to replace him with another driver. He works with a young engineer and that doesn’t really help either.

“In addition, he has lost the necessary confidence with the crashes in Barcelona. We have also seen a number of strong races from Pierre and we will work together to pull him out.”

“Thinking about the 2020 line- up, we won’t do that until September or October,” he added.

After the opening nine races of the season, Gasly is sixth in the drivers’ championship – 154 points adrift of the leader, Lewis Hamilton.