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Gasly on fans in Formula 1: 'They need to give us space'

Gasly on fans in Formula 1: 'They need to give us space'

10-09-2023 08:24 Last update: 08:41

Sam Godber

Pierre Gasly would like Formula 1 fans to behave with more respect. Drivers from the best class of motorsport 'just walk, scoot or jog' around the paddock, often requiring stops for time with fans. Gasly does not even think that is the problem, but then the fans have to behave properly.

"I love fans, and I always love to stop by and give some time. But then it's obviously our work environment," Gasly told Motorsport.com. "Sometimes it's a bit tricky to get around and make sure that we are on time for the commitments that we got," the 37-year-old Rouen-based driver revealed.

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"It's very enjoyable, but sometimes it's even people knocking at the door inside the hospitality, you wonder how they got there," he continues. The Frenchman from Alpine concludes, "So [people need to] give the space we need to work properly."

After the Dutch Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, perhaps the two Grands Prix with the most fans have already been. Next week, Formula 1 travels to Asia, where the Singapore Grand Prix is on the programme. The circuit is listed as one of the most physically demanding races on the Formula 1 calendar.