Is Gasly the most effective drivers ever at AlphaTauri/Toro Rosso?
The primary time that Purple Bull Racing’s subsidiary group uncorked the champagne was a very good one: Sebastian Vettel received the 2008 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. In a soaking moist qualifying session, the then very younger German certified his Toro Rosso on pole place and surprisingly received the race from there. The German set just a few data, together with being the youngest pole sitter ever and the youngest race winner ever. The latter is now within the palms of Max Verstappen, who nonetheless didn’t handle to take the primary report away from Vettel.
In 2019, Daniil Kvyat brought on a stir by showing on the rostrum (once more throughout a soaking moist race) at Hockenheim. It was a much-needed podium for the Russian who had been below strain greater than as soon as and had additionally been sacked by Purple Bull Racing. The rostrum meant the Russian managed to safe one other 12 months with Scuderia AlphaTauri, however he was traded in for Yuki Tsunoda at the beginning of 2021.
The person who introduced in essentially the most silverware, nonetheless, was Pierre Gasly. The place Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz by no means reached the rostrum in a Toro Rosso, Gasly did so 3 times already, on all three steps of the rostrum. In reality, he repeated Vettel’s trick in 2020 by ending simply forward of the unleashed Sainz within the McLaren at Monza. Along with the weekend in Baku, Gasly additionally managed a podium in Brazil 2019, the place he crossed the end line 2nd, tenths forward of Lewis Hamilton.