Pink Bull: Pierre Gasly says he was in his underwear when supplied 2019 drive
Pierre Gasly says he was sporting solely his underwear when he discovered he’ll drive for Pink Bull subsequent yr.
The Frenchman, who’s in his first Method 1 season with Pink Bull’s junior crew Torro Rosso, will replace Daniel Ricciardo when he leaves for Renault.
Gasly, 22, obtained a cellphone name from Pink Bull advisor Helmut Marko to substantiate he’ll race alongside Max Verstappen.
“When Helmut referred to as I used to be in my underwear,” Gasly told Red Bull Racing.
“He mentioned, ‘Simply to let you understand we have made our determination and we would such as you to race alongside Max’.
“When the decision ended I ran round the home shouting to my mates and so they all jumped within the pool immediately.”
“There was a lot pleasure and I used to be so glad as a result of it is one thing I’ve wished for a very long time.
“After all once I got here in to the Pink Bull Junior programme that was the goal, to drive in Method 1 for this crew.”
Gasly, who made his F1 debut within the Malaysian Grand Prix final October, has scored 26 factors for Toro Rosso this season.
He and Verstappen, 20, first met within the Pink Bull junior driver programme.