F1.  Gasly’s nightmare

F1. Gasly’s nightmare

Gasly – who won big at Monza two years ago – qualified eighth. After a relegation penalty for a few fast drivers, however, he started from fifth place.

The start meant moving up one spot at the expense of Lando Norris. However, Gasly’s second McLaren driver, Ricciardo, prevented Gasly from chasing down the top leaders. The French tried to attack the Australian, but failed to catch him even thanks to a quick visit to the pit lane, especially as the wheel replacement did not go well.

Finally, the representative of AlphaTauri – with a place in Alpine – finished eighth – behind McLaren, of course, but one driven by Norris.

“I’m very happy with P8 at the end of the race,” said Gasly. – I was in Q3 yesterday, I started P5, we started well and fought with McLaren almost the whole race.

– I won’t lie. I’ll probably have nightmares with Daniel’s rear wing for a few days because I spent so much time behind him.

Gasly did not hide his frustration at being stuck behind his rival, but admitted that Ricciardo defended himself well enough.

– Actually, I was fighting with myself. I was very nervous. I was angry. I tried my best. I tried to pressure him to make mistakes. This, however, did not happen. It was a very clean race for him.

– We tried and we know at least that we did our best. We got some good points and it’s always a good feeling.

The main topic of discussion after the Italian Grand Prix was, of course, the end of the race behind the safety car. Gasly accepted the judges’ decision calmly, although he wished there had been a restart that would have provided “action”.

– I won’t lie yet. Looking at it selfishly from my perspective, I was on hard worn tires and Lando had clean soft tires.

– So I definitely had more to lose than to gain, but at the same time I knew that if they start again, there could be friction at turn number 1. But if you drive a Ferrari and you have a chance to win this track. , you have to take this opportunity. I thought maybe I would benefit [na jakimś zamieszaniu].

– I was ready for both events. However, they chose not to continue. I don’t know why. I suspect that a number of visitors were unhappy when they were launched last year [wyścig w Abu Zabi] for one lap. It always depends on the view you are looking for.

After the cancellation of the Russian Grand Prix before Formula 1, now a break of almost three weeks. The next round will be held in Singapore for the street circuit. When asked about his position in the Asian city-state, Gasly replied:

– As for the number … better not to look. I go there with a clear head. We will do our best to prepare and fight for number one again.

First of all, I will try to rest, sleep and be in the best possible shape for this race because we all know it is very difficult. This is my favorite song. That part was also missing and I have missed it a lot in recent years.

The Singapore Grand Prix will be held on October 2.

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