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Gasly started from pit lane due to electrical issue

SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 28: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri prepares to drive on the grid during the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 28, 2022 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Pierre Gasly revealed that he had to start the Belgian Grand Prix from the pit lane after an electrical problem had occurred in his car.

Gasly scored points for the first time since the Azerbaijan GP on Sunday. However, the day did not start well for the Frenchman as he had to begin the race from the pit lane. Gasly stated that he might have missed the race because of an electrical issue.

“I’m extremely pleased with the race we executed. I was fuming at the start of the race because we were lining up in the pits,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’m not too sure exactly what’s happened, but we had an electrical problem and the car would not switch on.

“We had to push the car back to the garage and at that time, they told me we may not take part in the race, and 90 seconds before the race start the car came alive again.

“I’m even surprised that we made it back to the top 10, especially after the last couple of races. I’m extremely happy about it.

“We definitely made the right calls in terms of strategy today [on Sunday]; undercuts and being quite aggressive.

“I think Alex [Albon] did help us quite a bit towards the end of the race by blocking the others, so we just managed to benefit from fresh air, use the pace of the car when I was alone on track, and make the right strategy call.”


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