Pierre Gasly has reflected on his first qualifying performance in Formula 1 after placing himself 15th on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Gasly has been quickly drafted in to replace Danill Kvyat and will be in the Toro Rosso seat for the next two races, and the pressure put on him by Red Bull is motivating him to do well on debut this weekend.
“I was actually surprised when I was in the car because I didn’t feel so much the pressure," Gasly told Motorsport.com
“I just felt good because I was exactly where I wanted to be since I was a kid.
“By the time I was coming out of the pitlane, I was already thinking about what warm-up I had to do and making sure I would be competitive. It’s something I am pretty pleased about.
“I’ve been put under massive pressure from Red Bull since I’m in the programme and definitely it’s helped me a lot to handle the situation pretty well today.”