Pierre Gasly Sends Harsh Wake Up Call to AlphaTauri as Home Race Draws Near

Published 07/14/2022, 10:15 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 20, 2022 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly during a press conference REUTERS/Nacho Doce

It has been a difficult start to the season for Pierre Gasly and AlphaTauri so far. The French driver has only managed to score 16 points in 11 races while the Italian team has managed only 27 points and sits at P8 in the constructor’s championship.

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The Austrian Grand Prix was another tough weekend for them at the last weekend.

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The former Red Bull driver has stated that the weekend was a disaster for the team. He also revealed that he had no pace in the car throughout the entire weekend apart from qualifying on Friday.

“Apart from qualifying, but then we were nowhere, in terms of pace. I tried to do everything I can inside the car but at the moment there is just nothing to do, so I think we desperately need this upgrade on the car to be able to get any decent result,” said Gasly.

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He also pointed out that the team needs to improve the 2022 cars so that they can stay competitive in the battle of midfield.

Pierre Gasly blasts AlphaTauri after another tough weekend in Austria

Gasly revealed that the team needs some new parts in the form of upgrades to improve the performance of their car. He also pointed out they can’t start from scratch every single weekend and lose ground to the rivals.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – July 7, 2022, AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Florian Goga

“[We] just can’t keep going like this so we need to reset, and as I said we should have some new parts coming and hopefully they come for France and we can show a better pace there,” said the French driver.

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It is surprising to see the lack of performance within the car as they have a competitive package this season. But the Italian team lacks consistency in their car and has been making a lot of mistakes in the first half of the season, which affected them in the race.

The Italian team has an opportunity to stake their claim with some consistent performances before the mid-season break. Hopefully, they will bring some upgrades to France so that they can fight in the big midfield once again.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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