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Pierre Gasly

Gasly outlines main area Alpine 'chasing' in fightback

The team has failed to deliver on its ambitions so far in 2023, but Pierre Gasly is optimistic things can change for the French outfit.

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Pierre Gasly has outlined the main area that Alpine is "chasing" as it looks to finish more regularly in the top ten.

The Frenchman has suffered from a difficult start to the season, with the team often competing to get back inside the top ten on race days after disappointing qualifying sessions.

Alpine heads into the second half of the season having parted ways with Otmar Szafnauer who was replaced as Team Principal by Bruno Famin, and long-time sporting director Alan Permane.

The team is currently sixth in the Constructors' Championship and looking to challenge inside the top five, after Famin admitted the season has not matched their expectations.

Gasly: We haven't made the step we'd hoped

So far the team has not been able to replicate the significant gains seen by McLaren and Aston Martin this season, whose cars are now competing with Mercedes and Ferrari behind Red Bull.

When asked if the Alpine has improved compared to the start of the season, Gasly told media, including RacingNews365: "At the moment, no. There are different areas of improvement.

"There is the overall downforce which will bring you [aero] load and will make you faster, and then there is obviously improvement of the true corner balance - which is another topic - and the sensitivity through different conditions.

"At the minute, we're chasing all of that, to be fair. It's not like there is a one area which is weaker than the others, but we're just trying to make the package stronger. We haven't really made the step that we had hoped."

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