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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
Posted by: Anderis
Date: 16/04/2019 10:24
We don't know how good Gasly is. His only benchmark was Hartley- pretty sure one of the weakest drivers on the grid in recent years. If you look at last year- how convincingly Verstappen outpaced Ricciardo- it's not far-fetched to say that Gasly is nowhere near as good as Ricciardo and therefore he is risking getting anihilated by Verstappen.

Gasly's feeder series record is not that great. Good enough to merit an F1 place but nowhere near guys like Hamilton, Hulkenberg, Leclerc or Russell. He might have benefitted from unusual circumstances- Ricciardo departing to Renault and Red Bull not having much talent ready for F1 in their program ATM. I'm quite sure he wouldn't attract interest from a top3 team had he debuted at other team than Toro Rosso. He may be simply out of place where he is. He may be the weakest driver a top3 team had as a permanent driver in F1 in XXI century. Or 2nd weakest behind Kvyat.

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