Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda entered into the Styrian Grand Prix with a genuine opportunity of a dual factors complete, this opportunity broke down prior to the initial lap had actually also finished, with Pierre Gasly needing to retire after being struck by Charles Leclerc. Yuki Tsunoda nevertheless completed in tenth location to a minimum of bring a factor back for the let down group.
Tsunoda succeeded to bring a solitary factor house to the group, the novice fought hard throughout the race which saw the midfield very close with each other. As an entire the weekend break was perhaps one of the most constant of his Formula 1 profession thus far, providing him much hope in advance of the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend break, obviously once again at the Red Bull Ring.
“It’s an excellent action up from recently and also I’m happy to be ending up in the factors today. I intend to thank to the group, we’ve placed in a great deal of job over the last couple of weeks, so to be in the leading 10 is actually favorable. I believe possibly there was the chance to also complete in P8 or P9, however we simply require to evaluate every little thing and also strive in advance of following week.
“I believe this has been my most consistent weekend so far and I have to say overall I am happy. It was a real shame for Pierre today, but the pace of the car is definitely there, so we just need to put it all together next week. I’ve got some cool activities planned with AlphaTauri and Red Bull over the next few days and then we’ll start preparing for the second race here in Austria.”
“I don’t believe there was a lot I could do” – Pierre Gasly
For Gasly it was a very unsatisfactory grand prix which finished prior to it can actually start. Having began with 6th, Gasly had an excellent chance to include in the group’s tally along with his very own. Unfortunately on the opening lap he was struck by an awkward Leclerc, that struck Gasly’s back left tire following returning to the circuit having actually run vast at turn one.
This triggered significant suspension damages to Gasly’s auto leaving no choice however to retire it. The irritated Frenchman does obtain an additional possibility this weekend break though, with the secondly of 2 races at the Red Bull Ring.
“Honestly, I don’t think there’s too much to say about today. I was in the middle of the straight when the incident happened, so I don’t believe there was a lot I could do. It was a great weekend up until that moment and I’m obviously extremely disappointed to not be part of the race today, as I think we had a great package to score points here. It’s extremely frustrating, as we’re in a tight fight in the Constructors Championship, but we still remain fifth which is really positive for the team.”