It opened the door for Gasly to come home second, his first podium finish in F1, behind race-winner Verstappen.
The Dutchman said: "How I rate Pierre's podium? Incredible.
"Of course, he anyway already had a great race. I think you were best of the rest, right? That's already a good result and then yeah, you just stay out of trouble and other people, of course, make mistakes and you profit from that.
"I think it's great to see Pierre up here. Now it's also the second podium for Toro Rosso already this year, so I think they are very happy with this, and yeah, like I said, I'm very happy to see Pierre up on the podium.
"I always knew he was a very quick driver. I think this year in the beginning maybe didn't work out the way it should but, as you can see, I think Pierre is very strong and, at Toro Rosso again, he regrouped and he had already before this race a lot of good results. So, this is even, I think, a bigger motivation."
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