- Pierre Gasly at the top step of Monza

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Pierre Gasly left Redbull only to take a win for Alpha Tauri. Curious!

The curious case Pierre Gasly in Monza just made me think one thing? Did he require more grooming before he was in that Redbull? They say being teammates with Sebastian Vettel was tough but no one expected Max Verstappen to outshine the Rebull Legend. Max Verstappen is someone we will not talk today, instead it's all about Pierre Gasly and Daniel Ricciardo's grooming into the main team and why, Redbull might have to groom Tsunoda and Gasly more as Max Verstappen will be prying opportunities elsewhere.

An highly emotional performance for Gasly who showed signs of redemption from the driver swap incident

An highly emotional performance for Gasly who showed signs of redemption from the driver swap incident

Pierre Gasly was born on February 7th 1996 in Rouen, France. Daniel Ricciardo was born on July 1st 1989 in Perth Australia. Both have a huge age difference but have a different career ladder. Ricciardo's first Formula 1 outing was with the now, not so memorable, dead Campos Racing. Oh sorry, it's HRT, because let's be honest, Adrian Campos sold it, even before the season had even started. Daniel is a guy among the serious dudes looks outlandish funny and stands out as a performer and as well as a person. From a backmarker team in 2011 to spending an entire season from 2012 to 2013, Ricciardo showed how fast he was and stood out, earning himself the name Honey Badger. The man was pain in the ass for Alonso, who might not acknowledge the Aussie's power behind the wheel but knows how talented he is.

An incident filled Monza witnessed a crumbling Bottas and Hamilton be Gaslyghted

An incident filled Monza witnessed a crumbling Bottas and Hamilton be Gaslyghted

While Gasly had spent some amount of time in 2017 in the Torro Rosso car, it wasn't until 2018, he was a full fledged Torro Rosso driver. Though he thoroughly impressed people with his performance, he was still rough in edges and wasn't good enough for that seat against Verstappen, as critics of Redbull Racing have often pointed out. With Ricciardo's departure from Redbull, Gasly was appointed for Lieutenant in chief for Max Verstappen. There's nothing wrong with Verstappen's talent, but expecting Gasly to emulate it with very little time behind the car of an absolute beast is something Rebull have regretted.

Pierre Gasly will either have to look 2021 with Renault, or Redbull might have to rethink their policies

Pierre Gasly will either have to look 2021 with Renault, or Redbull might have to rethink their policies

Gasly was absolutely a dry husk in his first season with Redbull. A team that was strictly structured around Max Verstappen, which unlike the era of Sebastian Vettel with Daniel Ricciardo, had become a toxic example of how not to run a team. We always talk about toxicity in terms of Ferrari but one should never forget, how Mark Webber had a real tough time being the number two driver alongside an outstanding driver. While Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were fortunate to be under the neutral purview of Late. Nikki Lauda and Totto Wolff, our man Gasly and Webber weren't so.

After Sebastian Vettel, Pierre Gasly becomes the 2nd Driver to win for Torro Rosso

After Sebastian Vettel, Pierre Gasly becomes the 2nd Driver to win for Torro Rosso

Redbull's function until Gasly's demotion was like an army. As Gasly went back dejected to the sister outfit Torro Rosso, he knew he had to better do well to get back at Christian and Helmut. And he did, with Brazil and in 2020 with Monza, he's sealed himself as a Verstappen competitor. Everyone knows a driver who's not groomed enough to fight a world championship contender. That happened to Gasly, who was a mere spectator as people laughed at his abysmal showing.

Pierre Gasly holds on his own to fend off Sainz at the last lap

Pierre Gasly holds on his own to fend off Sainz at the last lap

The Monza win just showed how powerful Gasly is as a driver and why he needs some equal support shown to Max Verstappen. Alex Albon will have to pickup his game, if he doesn't want to be replaced by Gasly.

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