Gasly puts his finger on the problem: 'It was shocking and disappointing'

02-12-2021 20:35 | Updated: 02-12-2021 22:25
by GPblog.com
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Gasly puts his finger on the problem: 'It was shocking and disappointing'

Pierre Gasly started the Qatar Grand Prix hopeful, but had to settle for a place outside the points. The Frenchman analysed the problem with his team and is now looking to Saudi Arabia with confidence.

Although Gasly was still disappointed with the performance after the Qatar GP, he was able to relax and analyse prior to the race weekend in Saudi Arabia. "It was pretty shocking and disappointing after our best Saturday of the year, but we had signs on Friday already that our long runs were not so good," the driver assessed in conversation with Motorsport.com.

"In the race we massively struggled with the tyre wear, we were burning the rubber extremely fast and after 10-12 laps we basically had no rubber left on our tyres. We knew already before the weekend that it's something we struggle with, but we didn't expect to struggle to that extent in the race and it meant we had the worst performance of the season."

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