Gasly’s confidence growing despite Baku DNF

Date published: April 28 2019 - Jamie Woodhouse

Pierre Gasly says his confidence with the RB15 is growing despite a DNF in Baku.

Pierre Gasly says his confidence is growing despite retiring from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a driveshaft failure.

The Red Bull man had been running in P6 before the issue caused him to retire from the race – a strong recovery after he started from the pit lane following his exclusion from qualifying and a host of other penalties.

Speaking to the Red Bull website, he said: “This weekend has been a lot better than the first three races. I felt better with the car and I’ve been able to drive more the way I want to.

“In qualifying I managed to show some good performance with a good lap in Q1. In the race, starting from the pit lane, we knew it would be tricky to fight at the front but we had a car fast enough to come back and score good points.

“Things in the race went pretty well and we got to P6 but unfortunately we didn’t make it to the end as I had a driveshaft failure. Overall, I’m adapting myself and we’re going in the right direction.

“I think the car’s a bit more predictable and I’ve changed my approach in the car too. I still need to work on some things but each weekend it’s improving and together with the Team, we’re going in the right direction.”

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