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Gasly not treated fairly by Red Bull - Hamilton

Gasly not treated fairly by Red Bull - Hamilton

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Gasly not treated fairly by Red Bull - Hamilton

Gasly not treated fairly by Red Bull - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes Pierre Gasly's maiden Formula 1 victory will have proven a painful experience for Red Bull.

Gasly took the chequered flag for AlphaTauri at the end of a thrilling Italian Grand Prix, completing his road to redemption just over a year after being demoted by Red Bull to then Toro Rosso, and replaced by Alex Albon.

The French driver has proven a revelation over the past 12 months, delivering a number of fine performances, including his second place in last season's Brazilian Grand Prix when he memorably drag-raced Hamilton to the line.

The 24-year-old's triumph at Monza was also eye-opening given how he held his nerve over the closing laps while being hunted down by McLaren's Carlos Sainz, finishing just 0.415secs ahead of the Spaniard.

It was naturally a drive that caught Hamilton's eye, one he feels that would have been felt deeply by all at Red Bull.

"Firstly, Pierre is just a really nice guy and I think he has a lot of talent," said Hamilton.

"I don't think he was necessarily treated fairly at Red Bull when he got demoted. I think it is not easy for a driver when that happens so I empathise with that.

"To then build the confidence up in a not-as-quick team and to turn that around with some really great performances he has had this year already with that car, and then to get himself a win, it is not easy to do that.

"I'm really impressed. I think he has done a fantastic job and he deserves the success and hopefully, that creates an opportunity for him moving forwards."

To conclude, Hamilton pointedly added: "And then he beat the team that demoted him so that is definitely going to hurt for them."

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Comments (5)

Chrys

How does Hamilton recognising and praising Gasly make Hamilton privileged?

You clearly know little about Hamilton's background and upbringing and even less about professional respect.

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Jayne

You do realise he was asked.

5 0  Reply

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