Gasly says to have a clear answer about his F1 future in 2 to 3 weeks
Sep.30 - The tail-end of Formula 1's intense driver 'silly season' should be reaching the chequered flag within a couple of weeks.
However, a spot might also open up at AlphaTauri, after team owner Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko met recently with Nyck de Vries in Austria. "We are sorting through the possibilities in case we release Gasly," Marko told Osterreich newspaper.
"Obviously everybody knows the ongoing conversation and discussion," the Frenchman said in Singapore. "Hopefully in the next two, three weeks, we should have a clear answer on my future."
"We have no pressure. We want to make the right decision and we're taking our time," he said in Singapore. "Once there is no more knowledge to be gained, we'll be ready to make the decision. But for now, we're still looking at things. We don't yet have a clear vision of what we want next year. Is it speed? Is it experience? That is why we will take the necessary time."
However, the Australian has indicated that a reserve seat with a top team next year - and the promise of an eventual return to the grid - is perhaps more likely than a move to Haas.
"I've already said that I don't want to just get in the first free car," said Ricciardo. "My managers are talking to almost all the teams, negotiations are underway, we are collecting information to try to find the best option.
"I'm looking beyond next season. The talks at the moment are private but very positive. It is often said that you are only as good as your last race, but many people have been in Formula 1 long enough to understand that I haven't forgotten how to drive. Some nice words have been said to me, which gives me confidence that I can continue my career."
"I understand their decision," the Canadian said in Singapore. "In the end, everything in our sport is tied to the result, and this year, for various reasons, I did not succeed."
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