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A year after ruling out Pierre Gasly in Red Bull’s comeback, former F1 driver Karun Chandhok’s opinion has not changed.

Gasly delivered the strongest campaign of his Formula 1 career in 2021, breaking the 100-point barrier for the first time as he provided alfatauri with 110 of his 142 points.

The Frenchman also added a third podium visit to his resume, crossing the P3 line at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

It was a season in which Gasly built on an already strong 2020 season, after which calls increased for him to receive a call-up to the Red Bull main team.

That call never came, as Red Bull brought Sergio Perez on board as Max Verstappen’s partner for the 2021 campaign.

At the end of 2020, Chandhok said that he could not see a path back to Red Bull for Gasly, stating that he needed to use the 2021 season as a way to increase his value in the driver market, to secure a move away from the Red Fold. Bull.

Gasly once again lost out to Perez in the bid for a seat at Red Bull in 2022, so now Chandhok has repeated his stance that he doesn’t see a future in the main team for Gasly.

in one piece for sky sports f1Chandhok wrote: “It became normal this year [2021] see Gasly in the top six of the standings. On 14 occasions he delivered some superb laps to put the AlphaTauri at the sharp end of the grid and his laps at Zandvoort and Qatar were particularly impressive to watch.

“Race performances were still a bit inconsistent and there were two occasions in Bahrain and Monza where the Frenchman lost his front wing on the first lap in avoidable incidents. I am still very impressed with Pierre’s ability to recover from the mental trauma of being dropped by Red Bull Racing in 2019.

“It’s hard to see him return to the main Red Bull team, but it would be fascinating to see how he fares if he gets another chance with a team capable of contending for race wins.”

Yuki Tsunoda will remain Gasly’s teammate in AlphaTauri for the 2022 season.


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