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Gasly admits US GP retirement was “frustrating”

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 24: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT02 Honda during the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 24, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Pierre Gasly has reflected on the difficult United States Grand Prix for him as he had to retire from the race after a suspension failure.

Details:

  • Gasly believes that AlphaTauri was not able to compete with Ferrari and McLaren at COTA.
  • The Frenchman emphasizes the importance of scoring points in the final stages of the season.

What he had to say:

  • “It was quite eventful. We had a sensor problem on the grid, which the team managed to fix. But then after the start of the race, we had a suspension failure which got worse lap by lap until the moment it completely failed, so we had to retire the car.”
  • “Being fully objective, I think we didn’t have the pace to fight the McLarens and Ferraris. But a ninth place, and the two cars in the points, was possible.”
  • “It’s very frustrating because we know every point counts at this stage in our midfield battle. It would have been really good to go until the end of this race.”
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