After a disappointing British Grand Prix that saw him forced into an early retirement, Pierre Gasly is aiming to return to his previous solid performances this coming weekend.
While up in seventh and eighth on the Silverstone circuit, Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda had a coming together that saw both cars spinning in unison. While Tsunoda went on to finish the race, albeit down in 14th place, Gasly was forced to pit with wing damage and didn’t return to the track.
The Japanese driver has since taken the blame for the incident that saw the team lose some very valuable points. Gasly was slowing, after starting the second version of the race on the soft rubber and his performance started waning, when Tsunoda attempted a move down the inside at Village.
A missed opportunity for some solid points, an opportunity the Frenchman has now moved on from and one he is hoping will present itself again at the Spielberg circuit in Austria this weekend.
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Gasly targets perfect weekend
The Austrian Grand Prix is a home race for Red Bull, and therefore AlphaTauri to some extent, and they will want to be on form and securing the best possible result, not throwing it away as they did in Britain.
Gasly has revealed however, that the Austrian circuit is similar to others they have struggled on.
"I’ve finished in the points three times at the Red Bull Ring. It’s a very fast layout, especially the second and third sectors, and it’s the type of track that has been a bit complicated for us since the start of the year," he said.
"On the other hand, we have learned a lot from the races so far and we can try and improve the car under these conditions and make some progress.
"We will need to have a perfect weekend as, since the start of the season, we have had a few problems, and it will be important to get our package working well on tracks that on paper are not best suited to us. If we do our very best, we can seize opportunities when they come."
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