Gasly anticipating “nightmares” about Ricciardo’s rear wing
The AlphaTauri driver lastly bought some aid when Ricciardo stopped with an engine subject within the closing laps, triggering the protection automotive interval underneath which the race ended.
Gasly had a troublesome begin to the Monza weekend as he didn’t really feel nicely on Thursday. He bounced again to qualify ninth, earlier than gaining 4 grid spots from penalties.
He finally completed the race in eighth, logging solely his second rating prior to now eight races, following a ninth place at Spa.
“I’m actually pleased with the P8 in the long run,” stated the Frenchman. “Q3 yesterday, began P5, we managed to make an excellent begin, we have been preventing with a McLaren for many of the race.
“Not going to lie, I believe I am in all probability going to have nightmares of Daniel’s rear wing over the following couple of days as a result of I spent so, so, so, a lot time proper behind him.”
Gasly was annoyed not to have the ability to progress, however he conceded that Ricciardo had defended nicely.
“It was truly a race in opposition to myself, as a result of I used to be getting so mad contained in the helmet. I used to be fuming. I attempted as laborious as I may. And yeah, I used to be attempting to place stress for him to make a mistake.
“By no means occurred, he did a extremely, actually clear race on his facet. We tried, and not less than I do know we gave it every little thing. We tried every little thing, and we scored some good factors, which at all times feels good.”
Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03
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His race was additionally compromised by a sluggish first pit cease: “I must overview precisely what’s occurred. I do not know if it price us a place, as a result of I noticed the entrance left had a little bit of a sluggish change. After which it got here out actually shut with Daniel. I want to take a look at precisely what’s occurred there.”
Gasly had no subject with the race ending underneath the protection automotive, though he believed any “sparks” forward at a restart might need gifted him some positions.
“I am not going to lie, on my facet, if I purely take a look at it in a really egocentric approach, I used to be used laborious and Lando [Norris, ahead] was on new softs.
“So I had undoubtedly extra to lose than to realize, however then on the identical time, I used to be pondering I do know in the event that they restart it, understanding the blokes forward, understanding while you drive a Ferrari automotive on this racetrack and also you get one shot at successful the race right here, I do know there could possibly be various sparks into Flip 1, and possibly we may gain advantage from it.
“So I used to be prepared for each eventualities. However they determined to not restart. I do not know why.
“I believe there have been a few guys sad final 12 months [in Abu Dhabi] after they restarted for yet another lap. This time there are couple of men sad not restarting. So it is at all times relying which approach you take a look at it.”
Requested by Motorsport.com about his expectations for the following race in Singapore, Gasly admitted that it in all probability gained’t swimsuit his automotive.
“If I take a look at the numbers, possibly it is higher not to take a look at the numbers! I’m going there was an open thoughts and we’ll strive our greatest, put together ourselves the easiest way and hopefully we may be preventing once more for the highest 10.
“To start with, I am going to attempt to relaxation, get some good sleep and get bodily again in form for that race, as a result of we all know it’s extremely excessive situations. It is a monitor I like, actually. I like that place, I missed that place over the previous few years and may’t wait to get there.”