Red Bull's newest F1 rookie's crazy reality

Red Bull's newest F1 rookie's crazy reality

Toro Rosso rookie Pierre Gasly is the latest in a stellar line-up of speedy French pedallers to reach F1. JAMES ROBERTS caught up with him on his debut in Sepang

In the murk of the Sepang paddock, Pierre Gasly's white cap is illuminated by the glare of a TV camera's spotlight. He's just finished his first day's running at a GP weekend and is the apple of the media's eye.

Five days earlier, racing in the Super Formula series at Sugo in northern Japan, he took his third successive podium and then received a life-changing text message. He was told to prepare for his Toro Rosso debut.

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