Despite the abruptness of the decision so early in his F1 career, Gasly has now come to terms with call made by the Red Bull hierarchy, but says it would be great to pick Marko's brain about it.
“I hope one day we get the chance to [discuss it]. But I know, deep inside, they’re smart people,” Gasly said, when questioned on the Beyond the Grid podcast, if he had discussed the demotion with Marko.
“It's the way that it was, that wasn't really fair. But that’s the sport and I've learned as well that this sport is not always fair.
“I really closed the chapter when I left AlphaTauri and opened a brand-new story with Alpine. I think I've reached a level of experience, skills and mindfulness right now, which thanks to my previous experiences, allows me to be better today than I was yesterday.”
Gasly can relate to the pressure but despite the challenges associated with being part of the Red Bull team, the Rouen-born racer looks back on his time with the team very fondly.
“At the end of the day, when I look back at Red Bull, it was nine and a half years of pure joy,” Gasly added. “Incredible results and fighting for championships.
“There was a lot of pressure, but I love that pressure. It was a roller coaster ride from podiums to promotion to the best team in Formula 1.
“It was just quite unfortunate that year, that he car wasn't working as well. It was just unlucky timing, things didn’t work out the best way. It definitely made me better as a driver and also as a person.”
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