Pierre Gasly has outlined the "complicated" challenge facing AlphaTauri in the closing stages of the season as they look to keep themselves in the Constructors' Championship battle for P6. With six races remaining, the Red Bull sister outfit currently sit in P8 with 33 points to their name, just one point away from Haas in P7. While Gasly admits that claiming sixth place could still be a possibility, he acknowledges that it might be a difficult task. "We are one point behind seventh place in the Constructors', so our goal over the last six races this year has to be to at least move up as much as possible, and it's looking very tight," Gasly said ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. "It's not impossible for us to catch Alfa Romeo for sixth, but it might be complicated and depend on us having a really great end to the season. "We have to aim to score points with both cars as often as possible, even if it's not easy. "That does not change our approach to each race weekend, which is to try and get the most out of the car and to do everything as well as possible as a team."
Gasly admits "anything could happen" in upcoming races
Both the Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix are set to make their first appearance on the F1 calendar since 2019, with each having been absent in recent seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gasly acknowledges that the lack of recent experience at these circuits could pose many unknowns. "We come to a part of the season, the last part, all outside Europe, with very different types of circuits that we do not know as well as those nearer to home, starting with Singapore and Japan where we have not raced for a couple of years," the Frenchman explained. "Therefore, anything could happen. In the last triple-header, we scored points in two of the three races, and we must continue with this more positive trend that began back in Spa."
AlphaTauri bring aero update to Singapore
Gasly is looking forward to racing at Singapore's Marina Bay Circuit again, where the team will be running an update on the AT03. "We start this final part of the year in Singapore, which is one of my favourite tracks," the one-time race winner commented. "I finished in the points the last time we raced there in 2019. It's a very technical track, with a lot of corners, a lot of rhythm to it and very twisty. "It's a complicated street circuit which means you cannot make any mistakes at all, so it's challenging in terms of the level of concentration required. "We should also have an aero update for this race, so we will see what it brings in terms of performance." In the World Championship standings, Gasly currently sits 11th with 22 points, putting him on equal footing with Kevin Magnussen in 12th.