Since his demotion from Red Bull to Scuderia AlphaTauri in the middle of last season, Pierre Gasly has proved many of his critics wrong.
In addition to winning the 2020 Italian Grand Prix, Gasly has been a consistent points scorer and his stock has risen considerably in the F1 paddock since he returned to the sister team.
His recent performances have prompted speculation that he could return to Red Bull Racing at some point in the near future, but the Frenchman has now said he’s not entirely sure he wants to go back to the Milton Keynes-based team.
“I’m not focused on Alex. What happens to him isn’t really my problem, so I’m not really interested in that,” Gasly said in a recent interview.
“I’ve probably scored 70 points in the last 12 months with Toro Rosso and AlphaTauri, which is a lot more than anyone else in this team before. Some have got the chance to go to Red Bull and have scored less than me.
“But it’s clear that if you want to be a World Champion, you have to be the leader in the team. That is the first criterion.
“But in my situation I also want to fight for top spots, and I think Red Bull has the much better car. But I have to think a little bit to know what I prefer,” he added.
Continuing, Gasly said he is happy with the performance of Scuderia AlphaTauri this season, but emphasised that he is ultimately looking to consistently compete for podiums and grand prix wins.
“At the end of the day, there’s no good option and no bad option. I think both options are good. I’m performing quite well at the moment,” he concluded.
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