The last week was totally crazy for Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman won the Italian Grand Prix. This victory was the first of his sporting career, and the first of a French pilot since Olivier Panis, who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996. This earned him the congratulations of many important figures around the world, both sports and political.
The AlphaTauri pilot commented to the media that several characters took the time to communicate with him. From Christian Horner, to Emmanuel Macron, president of France, they called Gasly. However, the Frenchman highlighted a communication he had in recent days, which encouraged him to continue in search of more victories.
This Thursday, Pierre Gasly confirmed that Sebastian Vettel called him after the race on Italian soil. “He called me on Monday and reminded me that we are the only two who have won with this team (Vettel did it when this was called ToroRosso). He did it in 2008 and went to Red Bull to win four championships, as we all know, “he said.
«I am very happy to have joined him in that club of winners of this team. We will see what opportunities there will be in the future. But for now, I just want to take this moment to celebrate with AlphaTauri, with this team, “said Gasly. In 2019, at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Frenchman achieved his first podium after finishing second, just short of Lewis Hamilton who was third.
The cold communication with Helmut Marko and Christian Horner
Pierre Gasly was ‘demoted’ from the Red Bull team after having mixed results with very few races. However, this did not affect the morale of the French. On the side of the Austrian team they communicated to congratulate Gasly, although they did it in a different way from the rest. “Helmut Marko congratulated me at Monza, he sent me a text message, something similar did Christian Horner”, Gasly assured the media.