Pierre Gasly admits that the crash was his mistake

28-02-2019 17:51
by Louis Shaw
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Pierre Gasly admits that the crash was his mistake

Pierre Gasly believes that it was his mistake which led to his biggest crash in Formula 1. The Red Bull driver crashed during the seventh day of winter testing in Barcelona. The Frenchman was on his 66th lap when he made an error which smashed the rear of his car. 

"I made a mistake in Turn 9 and basically lost the car,” Gasly admitted to crash.net. 

“It was a pretty big crash, one of the biggest crashes I had so far.

“It will be a long night for the mechanics, [so I am] sorry for them, most important is we can get Max in the car tomorrow. 

“Focusing on the positives - we managed to do a lot of testing and things to analyse.” 

When asked if Red Bull could have matched the time that Charles Leclerc achieved today Gasly said, “Honestly no. 

“To be fair I think they are really fast, they show some good pace, try to focus on ourselves and not focus too much on the others. 

“We have some potential, we tested a lot of things, we have good performance, but we have to work hard as well as they seem really fast."

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