Toro Rosso’s ‘lower midfield’ battle with Sauber is getting fiesty, as Sauber’s Leclerc is using his skill and the Ferrari engine to good effect against the Red Bull junior team.
This year has been a revelation for Sauber, as they have managed to score points in six races this season, with Leclerc leading the charge.
Gasly fears that the ‘Sauber rise’ has to be attributed to the strong package that they have, one that makes Gasly a little fearful.
“Sauber is really fast, so I think it will really, really difficult to keep them behind with the pace we have because they have a stronger package.
“In terms of chassis we are still ahead of them but in terms of engine and power unit package that they get from Ferrari they just make a huge difference with that.
“I expect them to score consistently in the points now, so it will be really difficult to keep them behind but we will try what we can.” Gasly said.
Gasly has had a couple of good results this season, one in Bahrain and the other in Monaco.
Gasly feels that Toro Rosso need to cash in on the opportunities that present themselves.
“We need to make sure that when there are opportunities like Bahrain and Monaco we are there to score points,” said Gasly.
“In normal conditions at the moment we don’t have the package and speed to fight there.
“Haas is really fast and Sauber is really fast with the Ferrari engine. We saw Force India is doing well and Renault has a really strong package between the chassis and the power unit.
“The chassis is good but with the engine we have we lose too much time.
“Budapest is a track where we could have an opportunity and we need to make sure we do everything perfectly to get the few points if we have the possibility.” he added.