Zynerji wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:59 am
Anyone taking bets on Ric/Gas swap this season?
And unless you have inside, verified knowledge of Ric's contact, please refrain from saying that it cannot happen. RBR have done it before.
I doubt it.
Firstly, whilst Red Bull's position is in the WCC is safe, Daniel's still going to offer better results than Gasly would for the remainder of the season.
Secondly, leaving Gasly at Toro Rosso allows him to continue to build up experience with the Honda engine which is going to be hugely valuable come testing for 2019.
Thirdly, Gasly is almost a full season less experienced than Verstappen was when he joined Red Bull. There's a lot of benefit to him staying with Toro Rosso and continuing to learn his trade outside of the Red Bull pressure cooker. Dumping him in against Verstappen to (probably) get caned for the rest of the season is illogical.