Pierre Gasly should aim to ‘prove everyone wrong’ and prove he deserves to make a return to Red Bull at some point by former Formula 1 driver Giedo Giedo van der Garde.
On Monday, despite continually saying the Frenchman would last the season, Red Bull announced he would be being replaced by Alexander Albon for the remainder of 2019 due to his abject performances in the first half of the campaign.
He will return to Toro Rosso, where he should get his head down and prove Red Bull made a mistake, according to Van der Garde who was involved in a similar situation when he raced for Caterham.
“Back in 2013 my results halfway at Caterham F1 weren’t as I expected, neither what the team expected,” the Dutchman wrote on Instagram.
“It was my first year in Formula One, and soon I realised how everything happened in a blink of a second.
“One race a crash, the other one mechanical issues and before you know it you’re under a level of pressure you’ve never experienced. It’s only the first year, keep calm, you’ve showed it in GP2, the coin will flip your side again” is what I kept telling myself.
“Then the phone rang. It was my team boss, who I always had a good relationship with. “Listen mate, screw up the next race and you’re out.”
“Silence. End of conversation.
“I didn’t panic though, but turned the pressure into motivation. Next race was Spa, where I ended up in Q2, and got hugged by the team boss again. That’s F1 too.
“Long story short; I feel for Pierre. 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.
“Give ‘m hell.”