F1: Gasly’s truth about his misfortune
In this 2022 season, F1 has decided to change the rules. Other teams then took the opportunity to climb the hill, but for others, things were difficult. This applies especially to AlphaTauri where Pierre Gasly is now in serious trouble. If the Frenchman shone during the last training session, this is not the case now. And Gasly tried to explain himself.
He is far from victory Pierre Gasly side of Monza during the 2020 season. While testing Alpha Tauri to the surprise of everyone in Italy, the Frenchman had developed his pace during the final practice. Of course, we expected a lot more for this 2022 season. The truth is, the opposite is happening to Gas. Indeed, with the rule changes in Formula 1, Alpha Tauri he sees his seat one away from the best now and inevitably, for Pierre Gasly, this affects its performance. Although he was riding through Q3 and charting the front rows of the starting grid, the 26-year-old driver is now struggling in the world to get through Q1 and Q2.
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“We don’t have enough competition in qualifying”
Why then is nothing going well for Pierre Gasly? During the interview he was given Car gamespilot Alpha Tauri justified his problems in this 2022 season. Then the Frenchman mentioned two reasons: ” I think it is very simple, there are two reasons. The first one is related to the loss of competitiveness in qualifying, a stage where we were doing very well last year. I was in Q3 regularly, in Q1 I only needed one set of tires to cut, and that is the first reason that has affected us this season, which is that we are not competitive enough in qualifying and that makes the race difficult. “.
The competition is better than AlphaTauri
And in that sense it is the second. Pierre Gasly showed the development of direct competition: ” The second is associated with the step forward of our direct competitors, such as Alfa Romeo, Alpine, and also Haas. Last year we were fighting for the top positions among the middle class teams, I don’t know how many times I qualified with Charles (Leclerc) “.
“We had some problems with the car”
Finally, about the difficulty ofAlpha Tauri in 2022, Pierre Gasly has explained: ” This year the situation is very different, and in addition to not being very competitive we had several problems with the car, such as breaking down on the previous grid laps or during the race, then communication, accidents, mechanical problems, brake problems. , even the time trial problem in Monaco that caused me to miss the finish line by a second, so many small things that weigh on the scales of the weekend. Sometimes we could have brought points, but if you start from the back it is very dangerous in the first corner, you open yourself up to unexpected events, and this aspect is reflected in the general classification. Even with this year’s car, which is not as good as last season “.