Gasly: Early-season work ‘starting to pay off’

Date published: May 11 2019 - Jamie Woodhouse

Pierre Gasly has been given a three-place grid penalty for blocking Romain Grosjean during qualifying for the Monaco GP.

Pierre Gasly believes it is all starting to come together for him now at Red Bull, but still isn’t satisfied.

The Frenchman has had a difficult start to life with the Austrian team, but an improved showing in Baku offered hope that better was to come.

Although he was again out-qualified by team-mate Max Verstappen for the Spanish Grand Prix, the gap between the pair shrunk to around 0.35s, having been over a full second earlier in the campaign.

Verstappen would split the Ferraris to start P4, while Gasly claimed P6 for Sunday’s race, and the 23-year-old insists he is growing in comfort with the RB15 which had been causing him all sorts of troubles, though there is still better to come from him.

“I think it’s coming together, the work we have been doing since the beginning of the year is starting to pay off,” he told reporters in Barcelona.

“Also what I do with the engineers to improve the feeling I have in the car is getting better.

“It was a decent qualifying, for sure there is still a lot of work to do and I’m still not pleased with my performance, I hope it gets better.

“But yes, there is more to come.”

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