Pierre Gasly has revealed that he felt "angry, disappointed and sad" after initially missing out on a Formula 1 seat at Toro Rosso to Daniil Kvyat for the 2017 season.

Gasly was tipped to take an F1 drive with Toro Rosso at the beginning of last season after winning the GP2 title in 2016, only for Red Bull to give Kvyat a reprieve and extend his deal with its B-team.

Gasly was placed in the Japanese Super Formula series for his main 2017 programme, only to replace Kvyat from the Malaysian Grand Prix onwards due to the Russian's poor form.

In an interview with the official F1 website, Gasly was asked about the last time he felt really angry about something, with the Frenchman picking the moment he was told Kvyat would be racing at Toro Rosso in 2017.

"It was in Austin 2016 when [Red Bull F1 advisor] Helmut [Marko] told me that Daniil was signed for 2017," Gasly said.

"I thought that was not fair: I had just won the GP2 championship.

"It was a mixture of being angry, disappointed and sad."

Gasly impressed enough during his five-race stint with Toro Rosso towards the end of the season to secure a full-time drive for 2018, partnering Brendon Hartley.



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