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Pierre Gasly

Gasly admits he's been fed up recently

The AlphaTauri driver has revealed he has been very frustrated with the way his races have gone in July.

Gasly Silverstone 2021
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Pierre Gasly admits he has been annoyed at recent F1 rounds as he endured a difficult spell including two unfortunate punctures which have likely cost him points.

Gasly was hit by Charles Leclerc on the opening lap of Austrian Grand Prix, puncturing his tyre and suffered another puncture at Silverstone due to gravel which cut his Pirelli rubber.

"Honestly, I was a bit fed up with how things went generally in the past few races," Gasly told the press. "In Austria there was the collision with Charles, which cost me some points, and then that puncture.

"Overall, I’d say Silverstone was my worst weekend of the season, especially as it looked as though we could have salvaged between two and four points, so it was annoying that we couldn’t take them. But that’s how it goes sometimes and now we definitely have things to review."

Gasly remains ninth in the Drivers' Championship despite his misfortune and believes he will have a car that will allow him to fight in the top at the Hungaroring this weekend.

"In terms of our chances there, we have seen in the past couple of weekends that McLaren and Ferrari have made a big step forward," said Gasly. "We know we are fighting for fifth in the championship with Alpine and Aston Martin and that’s the target we must aim for.

"I think that in Budapest we will have a chance of being in the mix with these two teams, but we will need to have a very good weekend, benefitting from the full potential that is there in our package."

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