Despite finishing in the points for a sixth consecutive race, AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly regards his team’s performance as something he is merely “content with.” Gasly had lost track position during the pit stop time period to McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo, finishing in seventh place, 0.7 seconds behind Ricciardo.

“There are still a few things we need to review but all in all, P7, fourth best car, we can’t complain about that. A lot of good battles, so I think it was a strong race,” said an enthusiastic Gasly.

Gasly said that the race with the McLarens, especially that of Lando Norris, was an intense battle and that it was just “hard racing” that the Frenchman enjoyed. He also took the moment to clarify that he tried to keep the racing clean, despite the difficulty of the corner and the tailwinds.

“I tried to keep it clean, I’m a fair racer. In the end, I’m pleased. The next lap we fought again. It’s racing.”

Despite not securing the best possible result, Gasly was satisfied that AlphaTauri was performing on a more consistent basis as compared to Ferrari, who collectively failed to secure a single point after a strong weekend last time out in Baku.

He suggested a possible reason for the Scuderia’s poor performance this week could be due to tire management, a problem voiced by many including current World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton.

“The thing is, the degradation was so high that the pace, we weren’t really pushing at the start. Some laps it was strong, some laps you could see I had big graining. It was a pretty tough day in terms of tyre management,” Gasly elaborated on the matter.

Pierre Gasly currently stands in eighth place in the Drivers Championship and he will be looking to score some well-needed points in the upcoming double header in Austria at the Red Bull Ring.

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