Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly (14/1 Podium Finish – British GP) is “confident” of putting in an improved performance when he hits the track at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

The Frenchman has endured a tough start to life after being promoted from Toro Rosso to Red Bull this season.

He has finished in the top-10 on seven occasions, claiming 43 points, and sits sixth in the Drivers’ Championship.

Drafted in to replace Daniel Ricciardo, who joined Renault this term, he has failed to meet expectations and hasn’t been able to challenge teammate Max Verstappen (9/1 Race Winner – British GP).

Indeed, Verstappen’s victory at the Austria Grand Prix last time out has piled further pressure on Gasly to step up to the plate.

His long-term future with the team has been widely speculated but Gasly feels he is capable of improving and hopes to start moving in a more positive direction this weekend.

Gasly finished 13th in the Toro Rosso at Silverstone last term and will need to vastly improve on that performance if he truly intends to start silencing his doubters.

The 23-year-old admits it will take time to iron out all of the issues affecting his drive but is confident of showing some form of improvement at the British showpiece event.

“There are many little things, and when you all add them up together it makes it more difficult,” Gasly said. “All these things, we’re not going to sort all at once. But we should be able to fix the performance quite quickly.

“But I don’t want to speak too much and say anything now, but I’m quite confident this weekend that there will be some improvement.”

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