World Champion of the Season 1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that Red Bull's lack of quality racers in their racing academy prevents them from replacing the unconvinced Pierre Gasly.
Pierre Gasly replaced Daniel Ricciard, who left for Renault, this season at Red Bull. The Frenchman is no match for the Red Bulls in his inaugural season, and Villeneuve is convinced that Gasly retains his seat simply because the Red Bull does not have the right replacement for him.
Villeneuve told MotorsportTotal.com :
“His lag behind Verstappn is remarkable and he is lucky that he has not yet been fired. I think he stays with Red Bull for the time being just because they don't know who to replace him with. “