He's just completed the highest achievement of his career so far. He's embraced his mechanics, taken in congratulations from his peers, lifted the trophy and sprayed the champagne. But he won't leave - not yet. He can't. He doesn't know if he will ever return to such a stage.
Pierre Gasly sitting alone on the Monza podium was the defining image of the 2020 Italian Grand Prix.
His win for AlphaTauri will go down as one of the most unexpected, brilliant and satisfying in Formula 1's history. And that's not some tiresome era-comparing cliche, it's because Gasly's story over the last 13 months has been fascinating.