Pierre Gasly "more comfortable" with Toro Rosso car

17-09-2019 13:07
by Bevan Youl
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Pierre Gasly more comfortable with Toro Rosso car

Pierre Gasly has said that he “felt more comfortable” in his Toro Rosso at Monza after his second race with the team since being replaced at Red Bull by Alexander Albon for the rest of the season.

Gasly was promoted to a seat at Red Bull at the start of this year but a string of poor results lead to a change.
 
The Frenchman finished ninth in Belgium and eleventh in Monza after nearly colliding with the SportPesa Racing Point of Lance Stroll as he came back on track, feeling better in the car ahead of Singapore.
 
Gasly said: “It will be my third race this year with the team and already in Monza, I felt more comfortable with the car and we have made a step forward in how I work with the engineers.
 
“I feel everything is getting better and slotting into place. We plan to continue moving forward with this dynamic and hopefully bring home a good result this weekend.”
 
Going from the high speed/low downforce Monza, Singapore brings the high-downforce spec cars back to the grid, drawing similarities to Monaco but with tougher conditions.
 
“We are returning to a maximum downforce configuration on the car, for a street circuit that has more in common with Monaco, but with a few more straight bits,” Gasly added.
 
“The two topics everyone talks about in Singapore are the heat and the fact it’s a night race. It definitely makes it exciting as the conditions are much tougher.
 
“We have tailored my training in these weeks to prepare by working in much hotter conditions, wearing layers of T-shirts and sweatshirts to get the body used to sweating.
 
“The lap runs at a very high pace with loads of corners, so you don’t pause for breath. But I like that.
 
“I love very technical, twisty tracks where you have to get into a rhythm.
 
“The race involves staying focussed for two hours in extreme conditions. Maybe it’s the most difficult race of the season, but it’s also the most exciting”

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