“Could Have F*cking Killed Myself”: Fuming Pierre Gasly Narrowly Escapes Major Catastrophe as F1 World Explodes Over “Unforgivable” FIA Mistake

Published 10/09/2022, 2:30 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 25, 2022 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly during a press conference ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

It has been a frantic start to the Japanese GP. After a chaotic Singapore GP, fans would have wanted a clean race at Suzuka. However, that hasn’t been the case. We saw a lot of cars going off on Lap 1 because of the standing water on the track. One of the drivers who was caught in the middle of it was Pierre Gasly.

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Max Verstappen started the race on Pole followed by the two Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. While Max and Charles Leclerc got off the block quickly, Carlos had a shocker. Sergio Perez, who was starting behind the Spaniard, got his elbows out and quickly got past him.

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It went from bad to worse for Sainz. The Spaniard had a scary shunt before the end of Lap 1, bringing out the red flag. This meant a tractor was deployed to clear the carnage. It’s a well-known fact that a tractor has to wait till all the cars pass before clearing the mess.

But that wasn’t done as Pierre Gasly was yet to pass. This did put the Frenchman’s life in danger and could have led to a major accident. The Frenchman was heard shouting on the team radio: “I could have F**king killed myself.

FIA on the Gasly-incident said, “Car 10, which pitted behind the Safety Car, was then driving at high speed to catch up to the field. As conditions were deteriorating, the Red Flag was shown before Car 10 passed the location of the incident where it had been damaged the previous lap.”

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However, fans are not happy with how the situation has been dealt with.

Fans left fuming after Pierre Gasly’s incident

This incident hasn’t gone down well with the fans. The fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger. Let’s have a look at the reactions.

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Safety of the drivers should be the main concern before anything else. Pierre Gasly was lucky to walk away unscathed. However, FIA should have been more watchful. What do you guys think of the incident?

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Shubham Bajpai

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Shubham Bajpai is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his undergrad in Law, he set out to venture into the world of Sports Journalism. He is a sports enthusiast, but his sheer love for Formula 1 and Soccer holds an edge over the other.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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