Free From Red Bull’s Shackles, Pierre Gasly Contrasts the Higher Ceiling of Alpine Over His Race-Winning Team

Published 02/24/2023, 7:00 AM EST

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Last year was extremely dramatic because, in addition to the significant changes to the rules that forced some drivers and teams to spin around in circles, the storm enabled Pierre Gasly to wriggle his way into joining Alpine. When Fernando Alonso chose to quit the Enstone team and join the much more “humble” Aston Martin, Alpine had a few options but Alpine was adamant about their wish to bring Pierre Gasly to the team. Red Bull thus assisted in Gasly’s release after observing his appeal to go on and pursue new ventures in his life. And once the Frenchman has gotten free from Red Bull’s grip, the 26-year-old contrasts the team’s management.

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We are aware of Gasly’s lofty ambitions and that he has always driven aggressively with the intention of winning. Because of his combative personality, he was also given a seat next to Max Verstappen. Nevertheless, when the Dutchman outperformed him, he was subsequently transferred back to Toro Rosso (now AlphaTauri), where he competed for a total of five years. Now that he has completed day 1 of the preseason tests, Gasly evaluates the management of the two squads.

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As per motorsports.com turkey, Gasly said, “I have to say I feel very comfortable. The team understands the space and freedom I need to reach my maximum potential. I think the targets here are higher than AlphaTauri. At AlphaTauri, the limits were the limits that Red Bull set at the time; there is no such limit here. So I see a lot more potential.”

Pierre Gasly has been a Formula 1 staple for the past five years and has made significant development during that time so when on the first day of the preseason testing, when he finishes at P-16, rather than being upset about that he came up with an amazing reply.

Pierre Gasly doesn’t care about the P-16 finish, but why?

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The excitement among the fans may have increased yesterday when they saw the first day of Formula 1 and the vehicles taking to the track. Gasly may have been more eager to test the A523 than any other driver because this year has been the start of his new endeavour outside of Red Bull Racing. The Frenchman, however, apparently had a bad day because he placed on P-16, just ahead of teammate Esteban Ocon. Yet, he had no difficulties off the tracks as a result of this finish in the backfield. This happened because of his maturing through time. As Gasly notes, he could have been more disturbed if he had been younger, but now that he is “Older,” he is not as concerned.

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As per planet F1.com Gasly said, “Being younger I paid attention, now being older, I just don’t care. When you go flat out in qualifying in Q1, then you can obviously try to work things out and have predictions. But then after knowing that the midfield is all going to be within three-tenths. Furthermore, the 27-year-old also provided how the team can work on making the gaps closer. He added, “So just try to do the best with what I have. Try to work on how I can cure this understeer there or oversteer there? How can I find one tenth? This will make more of a difference than working out how much of a gap there is and if we’re faster or slower.”

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The start of the season is quickly approaching, and after viewing the Day 1 pre-season testing results, both Alpine drivers may have tightened their strings. However, given that there are still two days left, it will be intriguing to see how things pan out for the working outfit.

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Aditya Srivastava is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in History, due to his passion for the field, he couldn't hold himself back from entering the world of Sports Journalism. Being a huge fan of Formula 1, Aditya has taken up multiple internships and freelancing gigs where he got to pen down his thoughts about the most prestigious form of motor racing in the world.
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