Formula 1 | Gasly ready to seize Monza opportunities with 5th place on the grid

Gasly ready to seize opportunities (...)

Pierre Gasly entered Q3 at Monza with his AlphaTauri, for his team’s home race.

For the Frenchman, his 9th time will become 5th place on the starting grid, due to the penalties inflicted in front of him on Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton. The winner of the 2020 edition begins to dream of another excellent race in Italy.

« Overall I’m very happy to have entered Q3. There were still some slides in the high speed corners so I couldn’t fully engage, but the track is amazing to drive. We have made some changes after yesterday and they seem to have paid off, but there is still a lot to do for tomorrow. »

“There are faster cars starting behind us tomorrow, due to a number of penalties, but we saw that it could be more difficult to overtake in the race compared to previous years, because the effect of « Aspiration is less with the new cars. Our aim is to stay in the points and, as we have seen in the past, anything can happen here. »

Yuki Tsunoda knew he would rank last on the grid because of his penalties. He therefore did not go further than Q2, where he did not even set a time.

« Of course we have penalties this weekend so we focused on our race pace rather than qualifying, but I’m happy with the single-lap pace we had this weekend, I’m felt quite comfortable in the car and we looked strong in Q1, which I finished ahead of Pierre. »

« I stayed in the car for Q2 in case I needed to help my team-mate – as aspirations can sometimes come in handy around this track – but we finally decided that was not necessary for Pierre, so we didn’t ride. »

« I will now concentrate on the race tomorrow, it will be difficult but it is possible to overtake here at Monza and there are a lot of people who are out of place tomorrow, so you never know what will happen. happen. »

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