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pierre Gasly says it is a dream to win Le Mans but is focused on f1

Gasly says it is a 'dream to win Le Mans' but is 'fully focused' on F1

15 June at 14:34
Last update 15 June at 15:36

Winning one of the Triple Crown events is one of the greatest achievements in motor racing. For three drivers this weekend, they will achieve that dream, as the 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place. With it being one of the most prestigious events in racing, there are many F1 drivers, team principals, as well as celebrities on the grid. 

One driver who is present on the grid is Frenchman and Alpine driver Pierre Gasly, who said it would be a dream to race in the iconic endurance race, but insists that he is fully focusing on his Formula 1 career at the moment.

Gasly hopes he will be in a 'good car to participate in Le Mans'

Speaking to Eurosport UK at Le Mans, Gasly started by saying, "I think it is every kid's dream [to win Le Mans]. I've watched this race since I was small, I actually lived in Le Mans for 5 years, I studied here, and I've got a very close proximity to this city and this track. For sure it would be a dream to win Le Mans one day, but for now, I am fully focused on Formula 1 and it is not really in the pipeline."

For the Frenchamn, his 2024 season in F1 got off to a shaky start, with Alpine struggling at the back of the grid and going through a lot of internal issues, including with his teammate Esteban Ocon. However, two points-paid finishes have brought some form back into Gasly and his racing.

Continuing on about the 24-hour race this weekend, he said: "I find it fascinating. I've got many friends racing today which makes it even cooler. But it's very extreme, driving at 4 am with one hour's sleep, and as a racing driver, I appreciate how tough it is.

"Hopefully, people on TV realise it, it's really tough. To focus for 24 hours and share the car, there's a lot of respect for these guys. Seeing all these guys just in sneakers and jeans doesn't feel right! Hopefully, one day, I'll be in a good car to participate in Le Mans," concluded the Frenchman.