Gasly benefits from Monza crash: 'That bodes well'

22-09-2021 10:52 | Updated: 22-09-2021 12:42
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Gasly benefits from Monza crash: 'That bodes well'

While Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix in 2020, his 2021 Grand Prix was shattered by a crash in the sprint race. Gasly is disappointed with the result, but also sees positive aspects to the disappointing weekend.

For AlphaTauri the weekend at Monza was one to forget. Both drivers failed to finish, after Gasly had qualified in the top ten so well. The Frenchman has already received his grid penalty for his extra engine, so he won't have to take it for the rest of the season.

Gasly looks on the bright side

''What happened in Monza was regrettable, as I believe we could have done something good there, especially when you look at how the race went. The weekend ended very badly for the team, for me and for Yuki after our performance had been very good leading up to the race and I had a super Qualifying,'' Gasly revealed in the AlphaTauri preview.

''A real shame, but there has been a positive trend after the summer break as our performance level was very good at all three races since then. It bodes well for the rest of the season, as I believe we can be competitive at all the remaining races. In a way, it was good that we took the engine penalty in Italy and so hopefully we can get to the end of the season without having more'', the Frenchman concludes.

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