Van der Garde: Gasly can prove everyone wrong

Pierre Gasly is vowing to push on after being dumped by Red Bull’s premier team.

“I feel for Pierre,” said former F1 driver Giedo van der Garde. “But never give up mate, get your confidence back and the flow you were in last year and I’m sure you can prove everyone wrong.”

But another Dutch driver and pundit, Tom Coronel, thinks Red Bull is now risking the early career of the promising rookie Albon.

“I would have taken Kvyat,” he said. “He’s like Nico Hulkenberg or Kevin Magnussen: good, fast, experienced. And with nothing to lose.

“It’s a big jump into the deep end, but I’ve got my swimming shorts on,” said Albon after joining Red Bull team.