Gasly ‘very comfortable’ at AlphaTauri

Date published: October 19 2020

Pierre Gasly

While Pierre Gasly has admitted he wants another chance at Red Bull, the Frenchman is enjoying life at AlphaTauri.

Gasly returned to the team he started his Formula 1 career at after being demoted by Red Bull last season. Since then, he has been in excellent form.

He claimed his first podium by finishing in P2 at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix and went one better this season by winning in Monza.

The 24-year old continued to impress last time out in Germany, and his performances have led many to call for Red Bull to promote him again. However, he’s perfectly happy where he is.

“I was super happy with my sixth place at the Nürburgring, especially since Saturday had been tricky because the characteristics of the track did not suit us as well as the ones we had raced on recently,” he said.

“At the moment I feel I am very comfortable with the way we are all working as a team, and race by race we are increasing our understanding of what it takes to get the most out of the car.

“I am satisfied with how things are going and happy that the results are there. The team is doing all it can and that makes me happy. Now we take that momentum forward to the next race.”

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Next up on the calendar, the sport is heading to Portimao for the first time ever. It will be the third time in 2020 that Gasly is driving an F1 car at a track for the first time.

“I find it interesting going to new places: already this year we have had Mugello, where I had never raced, and also Nürburgring was the first time for me in a Formula 1 car and I have enjoyed that,” he added.

“Portimao looks to be a very nice track, with plenty of elevation changes and some unusual corners, and although I think a few teams tested there many years ago, it has never really been used for Formula 1.

“It will be important therefore for the team to be well prepared and to do a good job in free practice. Let’s see how we go there. At the moment, we seem quite strong on Sundays, managing to fight for points, even if we struggle a bit in qualifying.

“I am looking forward to it and looking forward to some warmer weather, as it was really cold at the Nürburgring, so it will be nice to return to more normal conditions.”

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