Pierre Gasly could not hide his disappointment after his race took a premature end following a double collision with Charles Leclerc.
Gasly has proved to be one of the most consistent drivers in 2021. The Frenchman has almost always exceeded the hopes so far this season, whether in qualifying or races.
After failing to score points in a weekend that seemed extremely promising for the Alpha Tauri driver, the pill was hard to swallow. The Italian team can thank Gasly’s amazing consistency for their current performance in the championship and seeing him withdraw from a race is always a difficult blow to take.
“It’s really frustrating as we know how important it is to score points all the time, you know? As soon as you’re out for a race it costs you a lot in the championship and I mean now it’s just about moving on to next weekend and I think except that, the rest of the weekend went extremely well so we’ll try to repeat that next weekend,” Gasly said.
“[It is a] big shame because it was amazing weekend until now and yes, I’m really disappointed not to be able to fight for points and especially to score points, because we had a great package this weekend.”
Gasly did not want to put the finger at anyone after his incident, thinking it would not improve the situation. The 25-year-old will now look forward to the Austrian Grand Prix, taking place next week on the same track, giving Alpha Tauri high hopes to be at least as competitive as they were this Saturday.