Pierre Gasly: ​​Ricciardo’s nightmare and the future of Alpine / Formula 1

Pierre Gasly: ​​Ricciardo’s nightmare and the future of Alpine / Formula 1


AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly was stuck behind Daniel Ricciardo for a long time, but patience paid off in the end. The Frenchman also needs them when it comes to his future.

In the 16th race of the season at Monza, Pierre Gasly continued to try to drive, but the AlphaTauri driver could not overtake Daniel Ricciardo – no luck.

Until Ricciardo suddenly stopped and stopped on Lap 47 and had to retire. When the Australian initiated a controversial safety car phase, Gasly took eighth place, which he then drove to the finish line because, as it turns out, the race was no longer allowed.

Gasly then took it in stride. “I’m definitely going to have nightmares about Daniel’s rear wing for the next few days because I don’t know how many laps I put behind him, but it felt like an eternity,” Gasly said. “I tried everything, but he didn’t make a single mistake.”

Gasly was also asked about his future after the Monza race. It is no secret that he would like to join Alpine. He still has a contract with AlphaTauri until 2023, but would be released under certain conditions.

“I have to say it’s out of my control at the moment and I’m trying to do my best for the team,” he said. “We know the situation, I think Helmut [Marko] he made it clear,” Gasly said.

He thanks his current team. “These boys [AlphaTauri] it gave me my first win in F1 and my first place in Formula 1. That doesn’t mean I have to stay there for the rest of my life because my ambition in Formula 1 is to fight at the top. That’s what I want.”

If the change still fails, that will not change his attitude, Gasly said clearly: “I have been with AlphaTauri for five years. We’ll see if I get up there another year, but for now that’s the plan. When it comes to that I will give 110 percent. But for now I can’t say more about my situation.”

Italian doctor, Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446sec
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3.405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5.061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5.380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6.091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6.207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +6.396
09. Nyck de Vries (NL), Williams, +7.122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7.910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8,323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
outside
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, engine trouble
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, loss of water, engine overheats
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, energy recovery

Championship status (after 16 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 335 points
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04.Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06.Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta’s 46
11. Gas 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricciardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17.zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Builders Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 545 points
02. Ferrari 406
03.Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. Alpha Tauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6