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HELMUT MARKO has given a bleak evaluate of Pierre Gasly’s imminent probabilities of one other drive at Pink Bull

Sergio Perez extends contract with Pink Bull Racing till 2024

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Pierre Gasly has been informed to maintain his head down after Sergio Perez loved per week to recollect having received the Monaco Grand Prix days after penning his new contract with Pink Bull. The Mexican star is ready to drive underneath their banner till the top of 2024, whereas Max Verstappen is signed on with the Components 1 kingpins till no less than 2028.

Perez’s extension has seemingly all however ended the chatter of Gasly probably rejoining the crew within the close to future, nevertheless. The Frenchman did not impress when he had a brief stint as Max Verstappen’s associate in 2019, although he is made extra of an influence since returning to sister crew AlphaTauri (rebranded from Toro Rosso in 2020).

Ex-F1 star Felipe Massa not too long ago mentioned the game’s elite cannot afford to disregard Gasly, 26, for for much longer on condition that turn-up in type. However Pink Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes it is in Gasly’s finest pursuits to maintain his head down at AlphaTauri, suggesting there are not any higher choices in sight.

“Earlier than Perez signed his contract, after all I spoke to Gasly,” Marko informed (in German). “Now we have to see what occurs after 2023. What’s the different for him? I do not assume in the intervening time there may be an alternate that might be considerably higher than AlphaTauri.”


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Red Bull offer Pierre Gasly advice as F1 ace made to wait for second Max Verstappen shot

Helmut Marko suggested AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly (Picture: Getty)

Marko is considerably biased on the matter contemplating it advantages Pink Bull to have higher drivers readily available with their sister outfit. Yuki Tsunoda, 22, has additionally made a optimistic impression since becoming a member of AlphaTauri final 12 months and sits two locations above his team-mate within the drivers’ standings.

Victory in Monte Carlo noticed Perez scale back the hole to second-placed Charles Leclerc within the present desk. There’s now simply 15 factors between pace-setter Verstappen and Perez in third, giving Pink Bull little purpose to shake issues up at current.


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Red Bull offer Pierre Gasly advice as F1 ace made to wait for second Max Verstappen shot

Pierre Gasly drove for Pink Bull in 2019 (Picture: Getty)

“On Friday previous to the observe periods in Monaco, we signed the contract, so Checo might additional think about the race weekend,” added Marko. “For those who have a look at Pink Bull’s historical past, there may be one explicit attribute that units us aside: our continuity and planning forward. So we wished to be clear in regards to the subsequent few years.”

With Ferrari and Mercedes seemingly set on their respective driving groups till the top of 2024, Gasly could not have a foreseeable future with certainly one of F1’s ‘large three’. McLaren might enter the image if Daniel Ricciardo leaves the Woking-based outfit this summer time, although that continues to be a giant ‘if’ regardless of the Australian’s battle for type in 2022.


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