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Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri provide update on Gasly after extreme pain

AlphaTauri have offered a fresh update on how Pierre Gasly is feeling, after the French driver struggled with extreme intestinal pain during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

AlphaTauri have offered an update on Pierre Gasly's condition, some days after the French driver complained of severe pain in his digestive system at the end of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Crossing the line in eighth place to score his first points of the season, Gasly could be heard breathing heavily and groaning on the radio as he spoke to his race engineer.

"I feel like my intestines are going to fall out of my body," he said.

"Sorry, they were the worst five laps of my life. I don't know what's happened, but [I'm in] so much pain."

Gasly, appearing to have recovered as he spoke to media, including RacingNews365.com, after the race, revealed the level of pain that he'd been in.

"I don't know what's happened with my intestine, but I was dying inside the car. I was screaming because of pain," he explained.

"I had the feeling like every left turn there was someone stabbing me on the inside the intestine, so it was not nice. The last five laps, it was just about surviving."

AlphaTauri offer an update on Gasly

Approached by RacingNews365.com for an update on Gasly's condition, and whether the potential reason for his discomfort had been identified, a team spokesperson confirmed that the French driver has since recovered fully.

"[It was] nothing serious, just some intestinal pain, but [now] all [is] OK!" they commented.

Gasly will have the opportunity for a few days of rest and recovery following his incident, with the Australian Grand Prix taking place on 10 April.

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