Pierre Gasly does not believe he would be any closer to Max Verstappen in the RB18 than he was in the RB15.
As Red Bull shifted their focus in terms of car development towards Verstappen’s liking, it made it harder for the other driver, something Ricciardo then Gasly discovered.
The Frenchman did not last the season and was booted out after the summer break to be replaced by Alex Albon, who also experienced a similar problem.
Gasly rebuilt his career at AlphaTauri but has been struggling this season and said that he believed the lack of rear downforce is making it harder for him.
“[The loose rear] is something we are still struggling with,” Gasly said, as reported by motorsport-total.com. “I think it really depends on the characteristics of the car. Red Bull, for example, has a lot of downforce on the rear axle, which we don’t have…