Gasly scored a shock maiden grand prix victory at Monza on Sunday after capitalising on a pink flag stoppage and a penalty for Hamilton to maneuver to the entrance of the order.
The AlphaTauri driver confronted late stress from McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, however held on to win the race by 0.4 seconds.
It marked the newest main landmark in Gasly’s profession since he returned to the Faenza-based F1 operation following a 12-race stint with Red Bull’s senior workforce in 2019.
Gasly scored his first F1 podium for Toro Rosso in Brazil final yr forward of its rebranding, and sits simply 5 factors behind his Red Bull substitute, Alexander Albon, within the drivers’ standings.
Six-time world champion Hamilton was fast to congratulate Gasly on his victory in parc ferme after the race, and spoke extremely of the younger Frenchman.
“Pierre is just a really nice guy, and I think he has a lot of talent,” Hamilton stated.
“I don’t think he was necessarily treated fairly at Red Bull in the end when he got promoted, and I think it’s not easy for a driver when that happens, so I empathise with that.
“To then construct the arrogance up in not essentially as fast a workforce, and construct the arrogance up, and to come back round with some actually nice performances he is had this yr already.
“Then to get himself a win, I think it’s not easy to do that. [I’m] really impressed.”
Hamilton hoped Gasly’s consequence would assist create additional alternatives for him in F1, however felt it could be painful in a manner for Red Bull given its failure to attain any factors at Monza.
“He’s done a fantastic job, and deserves the success,” Hamilton stated of Gasly. “Hopefully that creates an opportunity for him moving forwards.
“Also, he beat the workforce that demoted him. That’s undoubtedly obtained to harm for them.”
Red Bull saw Max Verstappen retire from the race shortly after the restart due to a power unit issue, while Albon finished a lowly 15th after slipping to the rear of the order following the red flag.
Gasly’s victory marked the second at Monza for the AlphaTauri/Toro Rosso operation – following Sebastian Vettel’s 2008 success – drawing it level with Red Bull’s win count for the Italian Grand Prix.