As Pierre Gasly once more impressed with his early confidence in Azerbaijan, the Frenchman admitted wanting to stay very aggressive and “squeeze everything out of the car” to remain as competitive as possible.
Gasly has once again been on a roll during the first two practice sessions of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend. This morning, as the track seemed very dusty and slippery, the French driver initially wanted to stay careful and not make any mistakes that could have deteriorated his current confidence, early in the weekend.
However, after spending just a few minutes in his car, the AlphaTauri driver already felt at ease and knew he was ready to push his limits. This approach paid off for the 25-year-old that is once again seemingly very close to the dream of every racing driver – exploiting 100% of his car’s potential.
Nevertheless, after two very positive practice sessions, in which Gasly finished in P6 and P5, the AlphaTauri driver made his ambitions clear and will not settle down until he crosses the start-finish line under the checkered flag this Sunday.
“It’s a pretty difficult track, very easy to make a mistake, and so we had to go step by step. From the first laps, I felt good, pushed a bit the limits, went a bit over the limits a couple of times, but that’s how we get the maximum out of the car,” Gasly said.
“I don’t want to be cautious. We want to be aggressive and try to squeeze everything out of the car.”
“I think today was good. Always a few bits here and there that we can do better, so we‘ll try to be very precise with the changes we want to do because the car feels quite good, but hopefully, we can make a step forward tomorrow.”
“Good day, very tired once again, and very excited to see what we can do in qualifying.”