godlameroso wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Gasly is young, he'll say young things from time to time. He delivers on track, and the Honda engine will keep developing through the year, I'm eager to see the next step, and I'm sure they still haven't managed to get the most from the current version.
True. Dealing with journo’s is difficult, it takes experience and self control to get away without giving them more information than you should, it is their job to get some juicy bits after all. I can imagine the temptation for him to show that he is involved in the bigger picture. To elaborate on the development work with Honda, upgrade packages, team strategy etc.
But he has to be extremely careful with that. I guess he wants to show maturity and involment in the team, but it can just as easily clash with team PR. And while he has made his mark on track he does not have the stature of an Alonso to get away with it.
And I think recent history has shown that teams have little tolerance for young drivers getting involved in team politics (Sainz, Wehrlein). What I know from japanese culture, they will certainly not be charmed about a 22year old “employee” discussing their product in public. Better play the dumb driver and let the driving do the talking.
If he learns that I think he’ll be fine. There certainly does not seem to be a lack of talent.