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Pierre Gasly

Gasly angry at AlphaTauri plan with Monaco hopes destroyed

Pierre Gasly had his eyes set on a big points-scoring finish at the Monaco Grand Prix before a shock Q1 exit destroyed all hope.

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Pierre Gasly has fumed that he "does not understand" a number of decisions made by his AlphaTauri team during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The one-time race winner was in the fight to be crowned the best of the rest ahead of qualifying following three impressive practice sessions.

However, after a late red flag disrupted Gasly's push lap, the Frenchman was not released from his garage in time to improve and saw his hopes of fighting for big points in Monaco destroyed.

"I can't find words for how I feel. The whole weekend went so well. I was in P5 and P6 during the practice sessions, I felt super good and managed to set fast lap times very comfortably," he told members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.

Gasly disappointed by mistakes: "It's weekend after weekend."

Gasly anger with the team comes after a difficult few races in which he feels they have failed to capitalise on a number of golden opportunities.

"I just don't understand some of the choices we make. There is also some bad luck, but all in all the session was the same for everyone. We decided to do only two laps. After that, I was on P4, but the rest improved when we didn't," he said.

"Then there was a red flag and we got back on track too late. I couldn't put in another lap and, because of that, my lap time was not representative. Our mistakes cost us a lot. Weekend after weekend, it's starting to get very disappointing for the team."

Gasly does not understand red flag for Tsunoda crash

Gasly's qualifying misery was compounded by a red flag, brought out when his teammate Yuki Tsunoda made contact with the barrier.

However, Tsunoda was not forced to stop on track following the incident, with Gasly bemused as to why the decision was made to stop the session.

Without the stoppage, he feels he would have had the pace to push for a spot in Q3.

"I still don't get it," Gasly explained. "But everyone was in the same boat; everyone had the same amount of time.

"We have to do better and I am very disappointed. I say 'we', and I mean 'we' as a team. They are doing their best; I am doing my best, but at the moment these things cannot happen and it has to be better."

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