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Rosberg reveals Red Bull line-up choice for 2022

Rosberg reveals Red Bull line-up choice for 2022

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Rosberg reveals Red Bull line-up choice for 2022

Rosberg reveals Red Bull line-up choice for 2022

Nico Rosberg believes Pierre Gasly's form so far this season has earned him the right to be a Red Bull driver in 2022.

Gasly has been a standout performer in F1's midfield, regularly featuring in the top eight despite AlphaTauri's supposed inferiority to McLaren and Ferrari in the battle for third in the constructors' standings.

The Frenchman was dropped midway through the 2019 season but has since gone on to claim his maiden F1 win with AlphaTauri, with Rosberg believing he deserves to partner Max Verstappen again next season.

"The way he is performing at the moment, they should put him in the Red Bull next year," the 2016 F1 champion told Sky Sports F1.

"The problem is that they have this worry that he is maybe not able to deal with those pressure situations.

"In AlphaTauri at the moment, there is no pressure, his team-mate is away from him, he can be a team leader in an easy way.

"If you go as a team-mate to Max Verstappen, that is like the toughest situation to be in in the whole of Formula 1.

"That is why Red Bull has such difficulty in answering and that is the problem with choosing him and making it so difficult."

Verstappen is "just absolutely phenomenal"

Since Daniel Ricciardo departed Red Bull at the end of 2018, neither Gasly in his brief spell nor Alex Albon were able to gain any parity with Verstappen, leading to them being dropped.

With Sergio Perez's form inconsistent across the first half of the campaign, Rosberg has hailed Verstappen's talent.

"It is phenomenal how Red Bull is throwing in these incredible drivers that Max Verstappen has as team-mates and no one can ever get with five-tenths of a second per lap," he added.

"At one point we have to say this - Verstappen is just absolutely phenomenal."

Who should partner Max Verstappen at Red Bull in 2022?

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Ilias

Give Alonso the second RedBull car and we will see who's the fastest.

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Wael
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No Nico No. Stoping think Verstappen is THAT good because he’s not. It’s got nothing to do with the pressure. It’s all Red Bull politics. Can’t you see it, Ricciardo, Kvyat, Gasly, Albon and now Perez, to some degree. Everything was done for Verstappen. They should keep Perez because compared to how they have treated the second car, Perez is the best.

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Ilias

Following your logic Ham is overrated too. Let's see how good is Ham with a driver his class next to him. Last time he lost the championship. However I would say we should thank Max for watching a great championship this year. They both drive exceptionally. Also the battle in the middle is AMAZING. Mclaren, Ferrari, Alpine, Aston Martin and Alpha Tauri give us tremendous battles. Plus, what a drive from Mick, defending his position from Max. Reminded me of his father.

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Arji

Lol lost? He won more and got on poles more than Rosberg, the only reason he lost is to one DNF. He was leading THE Malaysian GP only for his engine giving up.

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Lars

Like Lewis won 2008 due to one more DNF of Massa?

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Shrstrsh

But the fact is, he lost.

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Give Alonso the second RedBull car and we will see who's the fastest.

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Toby
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Or put Alonso in the other Mercedes, then Hamilton will have a fight of his life

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Been there done that Toby, the rookie did surprisingly well.

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madjaya

Rookie Hamilton was teammate with Alonso. How about Super Max teammate teammate with Old Fredo? I hope RBR would fancy to pair their golden boy with a proven champion

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Wael. i think that nico is a far better judge of ability than you ! Perez has bombed despite having a competitive car . time and time again, he has thrown away the chances of getting a good result or of helping his teammate. yeah, he lucked into a win in F1, but that does not make him a top driver. but someone like gasly who consistently outperforms in a lesser car, would be a far better teammate.

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madjaya

I hope RBR camp fancy to pair their golden boy with Alonso. They rejected Alonso when Seb was his golden boy

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Gasly has surprised several times this season, but the results don't show.

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The team is built around Verstappen. Perez has done as well as anyone in car 2, even winning a race, and has had some bad luck too. Also, it's good for the international aspect of F1 to have a non-European driver in one of the top cars.

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