Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was delighted with Pierre Gasly’s performance at the British GP after he bounced back from a poor display in Austria.
Gasly went into the race at Silverstone after coming seventh in Austria and being lapped by team-mate Max Verstappen – a display branded “unacceptable” by the Red Bull hierarchy.
There had been speculation Gasly’s place in the team was under threat, with some reports indicating he could be demoted back to sister team Toro Rosso, but the Frenchman responded in style in the British GP as he claimed fourth place and finished ahead of Verstappen for the first time this season.
“He worked perfectly all weekend. What happened in Austria stayed in Austria,” said Horner.
“As soon as he arrived at Silverstone, he concentrated on his work without worrying about what his team-mate was doing. Yes, I think he performed very well.” Gasly, 23, says his next target is a podium finish.
He said: “I got my best result of the season, I had some good battles with the Ferraris and I am happy with my race even if I still need something extra to go to the podium.”
The next race takes place in Germany at the end of the month and Gasly is 126.00 to win. Verstappen is 10.00 and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is rated at 3.50.