Until he had been promoted to Red Bull Racing for 20-19 after Daniel Ricciardo made a decision to depart Renault the French motorist completed his first campaign in the game racing for Honda-powered Toro Rosso.

Even though Red Bull is convinced Gasly is going to be able to perform, team boss Christian Horner confessed that the promotion came “faster than we would have enjoyed”.

Gasly reckons racing alongside Verstappen, ranked as one of the drivers in the grid, can help him raise him game in 2013.

“I presume Max at the moment, depending on the operation he showed this past year – it’s difficult, you know, to compare Lewis [Hamilton] or Seb [Vettel] – but he is clearly one of the most useful & most talented guys in the paddock at the moment,” Gasly told Motorsport.com.

“So for me it’s perfect to have a mention like him.

“I’m sure it’s going to be useful for myself to maintain learning in Formula 1 and also reach a far greater performance for myself and I think it is good to have a quick team-mate because that’s the way you figure out how to extract the most effective yourself as well, thus.”

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Gasly, who this past year scored a sensational place in Bahrain as his very best end in Formula 1 far, considers his capacity is likely to make his job easier when the racing begins next month.

“I believe I’m a quite target man and that I know when I really do things when I do something very wrong,” he further added.

“And then I always learn from such types of situations.

“I question myself about what could I do better to improve myself being a motorist, to make the best of the package I have.

“And then after I really believe that I have good speed, I’m ready to extract everything over a lap, that will be essential in non invasive.

“We all know that in the event that you’ve got an excellent starting position, it generates the race a lot easier, and I think that’s one of my advantages that I am going to have to attempt to really make the very best out with Red Bull if we have a fantastic operation over one lap”