Gasly happy after P2: 'Hopefully be up there with McLaren and Ferrari'

19-11-2021 17:01 | Updated: 19-11-2021 17:52
by GPblog.com
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Gasly happy after P2: 'Hopefully be up there with McLaren and Ferrari'

The AlphaTauri drivers are enjoying a good Friday. Pierre Gasly finished the second free practice in P2 and Yuki Tsunoda also registered a time in the top ten. Both men are looking positively ahead to the rest of the weekend.

"It’s been a very good Friday, the best of the season so far I’d say. Inside of the car it doesn’t feel that easy, but the lap times are looking really good. I think in terms of balance we can do even better for tomorrow, so we’ll try and work on that tonight", Gasly is quoted by Motorsportweek.com.

The Frenchman hopes to fight in qualifying with the teams competitng for for P3 in the constructors' championship. "Our target is of course to be as far up the grid as possible but we’re obviously realistic, we’re looking very competitive at the moment, so we’ll hope to be up there with McLaren and Ferrari again in qualifying.”

Difficult to overtake

Tsunoda is also satisfied. He finished in FP2 in seventh place. "It was good out there today, with the car looking quite strong so far. The car performed well on the Mediums but I struggled a bit more on the soft tyre, so we have some work to do tonight to try and improve in this area."

"Overall, I think it’s been a good day, we’ve just got to put it all together when it counts. Overtaking looks like it’ll be quite difficult here, so it’s going to be important to get a good starting position for the race, then we can be in a good place to score points", Tsunoda finished.

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